A mom’s job is never really done. It doesn’t matter if you are with your child’s father or not. It doesn’t even matter if you work and have to leave the babies with someone else because we tend to take our children to work with us. Especially when we have to pump milk for them or you’re getting a call from the nanny or teacher. They demand a lot of our attention, love, body, and energy. No matter what we do it is based around our children and making sure they are taken care of.
I’m a first-time mom and I will never lie and say our job is easy. We take on a lot as mothers. Between caring for our children, in my case, my infant daughter, working full time, trying to finish school and somehow trying to maintain a personal life. I’d say I have my work cut out. How about you? A typical day for me would be waking up, preparing my daughter’s bottles, packing her diaper bag, finding her something to wear for the day and getting myself dressed. I have to go outside to warm up the car, come back and get her dressed. Put her in her bouncer or the middle of the bed while I take our bags to the car first, then come back to get her. Once we are in the car, I make sure she has her binky (pacifier) or bottle close by just in case I have to find them for her and reach back and put it in her mouth. (something you learn to do all while driving) Drive to meet up with my mother who watches her during the day. Once I transfer her from my car to my moms I grab her bag and put it in with her. I kiss her a bunch of times and tell her always that I will see her later and to try to not give mom-mom a run for her money. Once I’m at work I find time in my busy schedule to sit and pump and make sure I eat as well (which sometimes can be a hassle). Pumping is sometimes hard because since I do home visiting I have to stop somewhere before I go to my next home or I’ll forget. Which then leaves me engorged and can affect my milk supply.
It brakes my heart leaving my daughter no matter how many times a week I do it. (I’m sure you can agree) Once I’m done doing home visits all day and calling my mom to see how the baby is. I rush to pick her up. With her developing so rapidly, I know I have my work cut out for me once we get home; but I look forward to it every time I see her little face.
Once we get home, I put her down to play on the floor with her toys so that I can unpack our bags from the day. I take out dinner and try to work around cooking, trying to entertain her and keep her from crying. After playing, feeding, and trying to clean her and her toys. I bathe her and get her down for bed, that sometimes is a fun project because she gets this burst of energy when it’s time to go to sleep and I am beaten. Once she is down for the night, I still have to get myself ready for the next day and mentally prepare for our separation once again. The little time I try to have to myself to get some homework done, clean up or try to watch TV is scarce. I am usually laying in bed half dead ready to join her in her dreams. Oh, Moms, let’s NOT forget the days when they are sick and want no one but you, that is another routine within itself. When something goes wrong with our children, mommy is the one who they come to. We are the Mrsfixits. We are their superheroes, we do this EVERYDAY without complaining. Take a look here to see why!
Here’s a little humor and special dedication to you mom!! Keep doing what you’re doing!!