When I was pregnant with William, Seth and I decided that I would take about three months off for maternity leave before returning to work, where I would work about 10-15 hours per week. That would mean me going back to work at the end of September/early October. So last week we started discussing my upcoming restart at work and instead of picking a date for me to go back, Seth proposed that I stay home full-time with William. I bet you can guess what I decided to do. I am officially a full-time stay at home mom to my little man and I absolutely love it! During this time, Seth encouraged me to take blogging even more seriously than I have been and really pursue it as a business like I really desire to do. I may go back to work someday but for now I get to stay home and be a mama nonstop to my baby boy while pursuing my blogging dreams.
I feel so relieved at this decision. I was starting to stress about having enough milk pumped for him and it is so hard to leave him, even for just an hour or two at a time. Seth and I think that this will be the best decision not just for our son but for our family as a whole as well. I feel insanely blessed that I am able to stay home without seriously stressing about money and that I have a husband who is so encouraging and wants me to pursue my dreams. I will still be baking tons but now instead of working under time restraints and working on hundreds of dozens of items at a time like at the bakery, I am able to bake what I want to, when I want to, and I get to experiment. If you can't tell, I am seriously excited for this new chapter in my life.
Generally, staying home is wonderful but it can get stressful. Between a fussy baby, only having one person bringing money in, and getting things done it can sometimes feel very overwhelming but I know that God has it all under control. He has blessed my family so much with the gift of William and he has blessed us financially so that I am able to stay home and take care of William.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13