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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Home Werker

When I first created this blog, I wanted a name for it that could potentially follow me in two different directions: one, my career and adventures of werking from home.  and two, my journey into the land of staying at home with my baby.

Well, our little one has arrived, and I am now entering week three of motherhood and my leave from werk. Although the 'werk at home' has not slowed one bit! It's amazing how bringing our little addition home has changed the pace of our lives, the order in which things get done, and how many times I start a task only to forget what I was doing and start something else.

I am a mom, and I love it. Some observations from our first two weeks I thought I'd share:

1. Nothing is more intense or amazing than staring into your child's eyes for the first time.
2. For the past two weeks, my priorities have been greatly our baby eating? sleeping? peeing? pooping? does she need a bath? and I eating? sleeping? peeing? pooping? Good lord, I need a shower! Life has been stripped to the basics, and it's still pretty busy!
3. The word 'bilirubin' has never put me on edge before, but I'm glad our baby's levels have evened out and we're not worried about jaundice.
4. I have definitely giggled a lot at the places and spaces I have been puked on.
5. We do a lot of laundry.
6. I don't know how to ask for help from other people very well, but when people show up and take charge, I'm very good at letting them take care of me. I'm really thankful for all of the meals, cleaning, and loads of laundry that have been taken care of for us in the past two weeks.
7. Some people are more uptight about how to care for your baby than you are. But that doesn't make you a bad parent.
8. ALWAYS stock up on thank you notes and stamps before the birth of a child.
9. As parents, Jake and I have learned that we have good instincts and need to ask God for a lot of help and wisdom.
10. Lexi is a very understanding and sweet 'older sister'...I can't wait for the day when our baby and Lexi can play together more!


  1. This is a post I have been waiting to read! Yay! Your precious baby has arrived and you are totally in love with her. Your perspective on all of it is so fun for me to read. While I'm totally helpless in giving you a hand, I haven't stopped praying for you and will continue to do so. I'm thrilled to add "Hazel" to my prayer list. She is so blessed to have been born to you and Jake. I'm positive she will grow up to love the Lord. There's nothing better.

    May you continue to share in this way. I look forward to each and every entry of yours, Jill.

  2. Love this post! Can totally relate to the laundry - when you add #2 child some day just wait for it to exponentially increase AGAIN! :) AMAZING! :) Glad you posted your thoughts because I love reading them. xox

  3. Jill, I too am thrilled to read your post. There really isn't anything better than a new born baby. The love of looking at them and knowing you are responsible for their care is wonderful and scarry.
    Thanks for the beautiful photo's, and for sharing with us on your blog.
    I wish I could help with some of the everyday chores.