At 5:45a.m. James got up & prepared for his 1st official day at his new job. Some of you may wonder WHAT JOB? WORKING ON A SUNDAY! (Gasp!)
The days nearing Mahie's delivery, James & talked about me staying home with our little sweetheart as much as possible before school started up again. Of course if I wanted to work a couple days here & there I could, but basically being with our daughter was the priority....meaning....the new Daddy went out & applied for a second job. For the past two weeks James underwent long hours of training (8a.m.-4/5pm) and then would head straight to his second job from 4pm-8pm. Mahie & I didn't see him until around eight at night, which sucked! Plus he couldn't be on his phone, so I never could text him either. Now he's done with the boring training part & has a set schedule for the week, yet BETTER pay does come with drawbacks since he'll be working every other Sunday.
After morning prayer, James kissed us goodbye at 6:45am. Mahie & I didnt get up til 9:30am and I thought I'd start to get her bathed, fed & diaper bag, etc. ready early for church at 12pm. Usually she is sleepy before church, but for some reason my chunky monkey was wide awake and very playful. She just didn't want to nap or be put down. I had to get all her things ready with one hand. I even had to drag her bouncy chair in the bathroom with me as I played peeka-boo behind the shower curtains. (I know all my shampoo didn't get rinsed out) This girl is definitely helping me lose weight because I barely had time to get a bite in for breakfast. She even had a second bottle while my stomach growled away.
I was kind of hesitant going to church without James, especially with carrying our heavy car seat. So before heading out, I picked Mahie up, looked her in the eyes & told her she needed to be a good girl today.....she made the biggest smile & kicked her legs. As soon as we were out the door she knocked out....for the whole 3 hours of church! phew :)
I'm confident enough to say I got the hang of things. Not just with having Mahie alone at church, but being her Mommy so far. The beginning was not easy and sometimes I just wanna complain like "well they're rich" or "it's easy for them because they still live with their parents" or envy those that seem to just be handed things, but I'm glad my husband and I have felt the experience of what it is to struggle at times. Those who don't are living in a fantasy world. Whether it be financially, physically or emotionally...we can say we did it all ourselves, us together.
The greatest lesson of faith & strength.
So bring it on rent, tuition, insurance mix ups, late night baby fussiness, piles of laundry, dirty dishes, grocery budgeting, car troubles, long hours at the library, longER hours at work....you gotta learn to just ride the wave and go with things.
James is off tomorrow, oh happy day!