Here it is, Saturday, and I'm about to leave home for the 6th day this week to go to work. :-( Being a work-outside-of-the-home-mom (WOHM), I'm admittedly jealous of stay-at-home-moms (SAHM) and particularly work-at-home-moms (WAHM). I know that there's two sides of the fence, but believe me, I am preoccupied with the "at home" side of things even thought I enjoy my jobs. If you've never had to leave your baby every day only to come home, pick her up, be surprised at how heavy she is, and then listen to someone else tell of her accomplishments that day, be glad. It's pretty much the equivalent of getting your heart torn from your aorta every morning!
Unfortunately, when we arrive back home, we can't just have baby-time, either! There's still an enormous amount of house work to do as well as getting ready for work again the next day. So here are some ways that give me some extra lovin-time with my beautiful baby.
- Bringing her with me into each room as I do things, talking with her the whole time
- Snuggling at night
- Calling her so she can hear my voice during the day
- Having her caretaker (husband, grandmas) text message me a new pic of her that day
- And I've thought about having a communication notebook from the caretaker to me so I feel more involved with daily activities, feedings, and diapering things.