another reason I'm thankful to be a stay at home mom
I just had one of those revelation moments.
I am an older mom (had one at 35 one at 40) and my 2nd was a huge trial for me from the beginning. Crying 17 hrs a day for the 1st 6 weeks and I was too tired to really ask for help until I was really in trouble (found out it was a breast feeding problem easily fixed). And then turned into the most active baby I have ever run across (walking at 8 months and an extreme risk taker, absolutely no fear). My DH is legendary for his hyperactivity as a child so I guess it comes from there.
To sum up, it was the hardest 2 years of my life and while I loved #2, it was a crazy time. I really debated about going back to work full time this year (just to give myself a break) but decided to just continue what I've been doing (substitute teaching at older dd's school 1 or 2 days a week). Well, this has been the most wonderful 2 months. She is really coming into her own and we are having so much FUN together I can not believe it!
If I had gone back to work, I would have completely missed this and just had such hard memories of her as a little one. I'm so lucky to be able to do this and have a DH who supports me completely.
Just had to share.