Today was my first day as an “official” SAHM. Let me just start out by saying, it feels SO good, y’all. :) Now I get to do the most rewarding job in the world, staying home with this sweet little thing!
Yesterday was my last official day with BDO, which consisted of really just me going to turn in my computer, and then they held a special going away happy hour for me at one of my favorite restaurants. We had a great time (H and Jon came, too), and I realize just how lucky I am to have been able to work with such awesome people. I was one of the original 7 that started the Raleigh office for BDO, and it was definitely an amazing ride over the 2.5 years that I was there. I will always be proud to say that I was one of the original founding members of the office, and I am so sad to be leaving so many friends! The good news is, they tell me that I’ll still be invited to the “fun stuff” (family day, Thanksgiving, Christmas party!) and it looks like I might even be the official BDO photographer for the events. :) I’ll do whatever I can to stay a part of the BDO family! I am so, so blessed to have had such a great opportunity to work for a company like BDO and I am definitely sad to see this chapter in my life come to an end.
With that being said, I am so. excited. for this next chapter in my life! I hated to miss things when I was back at work for a short time, and I am so happy and lucky that I won’t have to miss a thing now that I’m home. I am especially thankful for Jon, who told me the other day that he never would have “asked me or pushed me to stay home”, but that he is so glad I am going to. He is so supportive and also so excited that I get to be here with H… and he understands that just because I am home does not mean I am not “working”…he spent a week with H himself when I was back at work, so he knows that it is a full-time job and not an easy one!
We started off day #1 of me being home with H sleeping until 10:30 (13.5 hours!)…that has to be a good sign. :) Then, we played (a LOT), practiced walking (this is all she wants to do lately), went on a walk through the neighborhood with Ralph, got some laundry done, and cooked one of our favorite dinners. Successful day 1, I’d say! My wheels are already spinning thinking of activities to keep us busy, and I’m also looking forward to meeting new Mommy friends and baby friends for H. One of the first things on the agenda: joining a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. I am excited about that!
So, as one chapter closes, the next one begins…LET’S DO THIS! :)
Here’s to watching soap operas and eating bon bons all day,
P.S. I promise I’ll get back to my regularly scheduled blogging ASAP…I have LOTS to catch up on! ;)