News at Home: Babies are Hard!
Honestly, it’s been a pretty good week. Dante is a good baby and has been doing decently well with sleeping and eating and all that good stuff. I even got some great smiles out of him this week! And he’s officially 1 month old, which is seriously hard to believe. On one hand, every day feels so long and like a march toward night time – which I dread, for the uncertainty of whether or not I’ll be sleeping – but on the other hand, I can’t believe my baby boy is already a month old! The time really has flown by.
This week has been pretty much the same as the other 4 weeks since we came home. I do my best to take care of him, maintain my sanity, and get sleep. I can see why babies are hard on relationships – I find myself irritated with my husband way more often than I’ve ever been before and I can feel that he’s more irritated with me. What’s frustrating is that we both want the same thing – a happy, healthy, safe baby. But we have different ideas of how to accomplish that. And it’s frustrating. He seems to have this idea of what a mom is like – based on very traditional Mexican upbringing – and I am SO NOT that woman. So we clash a bit… I’m frustrated because I’ve also never been that traditional Mexican wife and he’s always loved that I’m fiercely independent. So I don’t understand how suddenly I’m supposed to morph into this other woman.
We will figure it out. I can honestly say we have not gone to bed mad at each other even once yet, so as long as we keep talking it out, I know we’ll be okay. Tonight my brother and his boyfriend are coming over for dinner – we’ve started a new tradition of Sunday night family dinner, rotating between our place and their place- and I’m super excited to see them and just give this tradition wings.
The other big thing I have happening – I’ve applied for an office job and am applying for another job this week. Yeah, I’m doing what I can to find a good job outside of the school. If these past 4 weeks have taught me anything, it’s that going back to my classroom is not what’s best for my family. I can do it, and will do it if I have to. But a job with a better income and work-life balance would be preferable. One of the jobs I was told about from a friend who not only works there but will be on the hiring committee. So I have a really good shot at the job.
If I get it, I’ll have to go back to work a little earlier than planned, but I’m really okay with that (possibly relieved at the prospect of returning to work…).
I’m really glad that I’ve managed to keep doing some sort of blogging every day – whether it’s visiting, replying to comments, or writing a post. I really hope I can keep it up. As Dante is awake more during the day, I am finding it a bit more challenging, but I also really want to maintain it, so I’m prioritizing time.
Last Week on the Blog
- [15 Oct] Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey ★★★★
- [17 Oct] Read Me Romance | She’s the One by Ella Goode
- [17 Oct] She's the One by Ella Goode ★★★
- [18 Oct] FitReaders Update ~ October 6 – 12
- [20 Oct] Sunday Post with Berls | Babies are Hard!
- [20 Oct] The Sunday Post ~ I chaperoned a dance ~ Week in READview!
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
Berls Reiews | The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
Just a Few Labor and Delivery Books I Read
Fit Readers Update | October 13 – 19