As of yesterday at approximately 4:06 PM, I have transitioned into a new stage of life – “funemployed” until #BabyM makes her appearance!
It’s an exciting time, and I am very fortunate that making this choice for our family was an option for us. Back when we found out that we first found out that we were expecting, hubs and I had several conversations about what that would mean in our lives.
I have to admit, I never imagined that I would want to be a Stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) – but if we’re going to be technical about it, I suppose a better definition (and more hip/modern) is Work-at-home-mom (WAHM) since I do plan on continuing with my online work (consulting, coaching, etc). The big change, of course, is that I will no longer hold a “day job”outside of the home, and my number one responsibility will be caring for a tiny human.
My last week in the “outside” working world was a good one. I worked four shifts, attended two of my last staff meetings, and was treated to a lovely catered lunch (plus cupcakes!) as a send-off. A few of my coworkers even chipped in to purchase an item from our registry (a Fujifilm Mini Instax camera) which was an awesome surprise, too!
This morning, I woke up feeling excited and refreshed. Over the next few days/weeks (?) my main objective is to stay as relaxed as possible. Today, I confirmed our pediatrician, ordered a breast pump through insurance, wrote thank you notes, and put away gifts. Hubs will accompany me for today’s 37 week appointment as well – I am interested to see if baby has moved lower!
I’ve also been surveying the nursery to see if there are any outstanding items we need to purchase before baby’s arrival, and this weekend, I plan to install the carseat base in our car so we have one less thing to worry about once it’s “go” time!
Now, I think I am going to give myself a nice new manicure. Because, why not?