Today is day one of my new adventures as a stay-at-home mom.  I’m very excited, though 100% nervous at the same time.  There’s a few reasons I’ve left the business world.

1. Shey needs her mom here.  I had her in daycare twice a week and she loved it, and I loved the social interactions she was able to have.  However, I need to be here and we can find other ways for her to socialize.  I’m going to look in to a dance class, and then there’s church and we can always have friends over.  So, no more all day stuff.

2. We’re pregnant.  This brings up a lot of sub-points as to why I would want to stay home.  Most people would probably think it ridiculous for many reasons to quit my job when first pregnant, but after the last one, I just can’t take any chances.  Garrison died at 6 months along.  Although it was a ‘freak accident’ when my placenta tore, I just emotionally can’t handle running around all day, carrying heavy things, worrying that I’m doing something to my baby.  So, I’m on self-diagnosed ‘bed rest’ for the next eight months.  Not that taking care of a three year old all day resembles anything like bed rest, but better here than at the restaurant.

So, that’s what it is.  I have no clue what I’ll do with all my time at home, but I’m really looking forward to it.  I’ve considered writing a book, but as you can tell at this point, I’m not the most experienced writer and would probably fail miserably at attempting to write 200 pages of one story. However, today I found a random pregnancy website, similar to myspace or facebook, but just to track pregnancy stuff, and I found this girl’s page that had a link to her blog.  Her blog is all about her pregnancy, but I thought “hey, a blog.  why not try that out.”  So, I’m not giving this address to anyone yet.  We’ll see how it goes for a while, and if I like it, we’ll see what happens from there.  At least it’ll give me something to do for a few minutes every once in a while.

The whole concept is confusing me… its an online journal that you let other people read.  So, how personal do I get?  How much intimate detail do I give?  Do I phrase things as though I’m just jotting down personal thoughts for myself or do I address the reader?  If I’m doing this wrong and you somehow are reading this right now, please send insight.

-for now.


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  1. Kathy Fontano says:

    I love this idea of a blog. I enjoyed reading all of what you have written even though I started at the most recent and went backwards. I am so excited for baby Kiah or Donovan… Can’t wait until October… that will be #18 I think for grandchildren. Awesome

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