So, today was a pretty exciting day. For one thing, it’s the first of the month, which always excites me. There’s just something about the first day of a new month that makes me happy. Maybe it’s the new desk calendar photo. Or the idea that I can start all over with something. Although what that something is, I’m not so sure. But it just feels like a fresh, new start to something and I’ve got all month to look forward to.
But the real reason it was an exciting day is because my husband officially resigned from his job in order to pursue his own business full time. Which means that as of today, he is officially self-employed. I’m just so proud of him and excited to see his business grow. (Without getting too specific, he basically does web and mobile consulting for small to medium sized businesses.) It was a decision we’ve talked about for quite some time, and I was definitely pushing for him to take the leap, but he didn’t officially decide to do it until this past weekend. Most importantly, being self-employed means he can set his own schedule. Which means he can watch D during the day until I get home from work. And you guys, I cannot tell you how over-the-moon I am about this. No daycare. No leaving him at a stranger’s house for 45 hours a week. No paying almost double my mortgage payment for a nanny. And neither one of us is giving up our careers, careers we love and have worked very hard at for years, to become stay-at-home parents. Basically, it’s the ideal situation for us and I feel very blessed that we’re able to do this. I know that eventually we may need to find part-time childcare as the hubs has to attend more meetings during the work day, but hopefully by then D will be a wee bit older and we’ll feel more comfortable leaving him with a non-relative for hours at a time.
Speaking of the little nugget, he’s really started cooing and “talking” a lot lately. Especially today. In fact, he gets so excited and worked up that he’ll try to make a noise and ends up coughing instead. I need to try to get some of this on video soon because it’s just the cutest thing to see him interacting with us. As a newborn, he was far more interested in inanimate objects than people. Unless of course he was hungry. But now, he looks around for us, smiles when he wakes up and sees us, and fusses when he’s tired because he wants to be held and cuddled. I love that he loves us!
I also finally got around to weighing him at home and according to my scale, he’s about 14lbs. The last few days he’s been eating A LOT and I noticed that his size 1 diapers were starting to get a little snug. By next week, I think we’ll be graduating to size 2’s and needing to retire some of his onesies already. I hate that because I feel like he’s only worn them a couple of times. Oh well. Guess I’ll just pack them away for possible baby #2 some day.
So lots of big changes in the S household these days. Exciting, awesome, changes.