Ephesians 3:16-18

I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your
hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is (Ephesians 3:16-18).

Monday, May 27, 2013

Mommy Monday

OPINIONS, OPINIONS, OPINIONS!  Everyone has one and they are more than willing to give them to first time moms.  Some I love, some I hate, and some just make me cringe!  I am learning not to take them so personal.  The first few months of being a new mom, I took most advice as attacks.  I would honestly think, this person must not believe I am a good mom or they would not give so much advice.  I now believe most of the time people really are trying to help.  

Recently, I was given an opinion fact that I needed to hear.  I am having a difficult time getting Landry on a schedule.  She doesn't like napping, so whenever she falls asleep I just go with it.  I know life may run more smoothly for both of us if only I could get the child on a schedule.  Yesterday, someone pointed out that I would not be able to get Landry on a schedule until I got myself on one.  I hadn't realized how unscheduled my life had become, but since having a baby there is no structure at all in my life!  I have never been an extremely organized person, but before Landry daily chores were easy to manage.  I didn't work on Friday's, therefore I cleaned my house that day.  I picked up every day, but deep cleaning days were on Friday.  Now, I am lucky to pick up after myself and the baby.  Nine times out of ten, the hubs can forget about dinner being on the table when he gets home.  It is sad, but true!  I have neglected so much since having a baby.  By no means do we live in a pigsty and we definitely do not go hungry, but it would be nice to have at least three home-cooked meals a week.

Thankfully, I have a husband who does  not pressure me to be perfect.  I, however, do realize there is much truth to the statement, and I need a schedule for  my daily life.  I am not sure how I am going to make a plan of action.  Any ideas or opinions?  I have looked on a few blogs and gotten ideas from other stay at home moms.  I am hoping to report back soon saying, "I now have a schedule and it works!" Then maybe Landry will fall into a schedule as well!

What you talking bout mommy?  I don't need no stinkin schedule!

What is the best advice (mom or not) you have ever been given? Worst?


The Granberrys said...

You are doing great- don't pressure yourself either! A schedule was easy for us because Grey seemed to just fall into one easily. I'm not sure it would've been so simple otherwise...although, I am OCD and definitely a person who plans and likes routine. I read Secrets of a Baby Whisperer & Babywise, both helped in figuring out how and what to do...there is blog called Chronicles of a Babywise Mom and it is really helpful! She categorizes things by age and summarizes the two books I mentioned. Good luck with starting a schedule, but if it doesn't work, don't worry...I'm learning that with all the opinions out there, there really is no RIGHT way to parent. Do what works! : )

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Not a mom yet, but the kids I nanny are on a schedule. Mostly because the older one is 4 and he had MDO twice a week this school year so we had to work around that. He needs structure so inevitably the baby gets worked into that structure as well. If it were just her (the baby), I probably wouldn't have thought about having her on a schedule. I like the idea of letting a baby sleep when it wants, eat when it wants, and play when it wants. But again, she's really happy being on this schedule.

Oh! And another big difference is that I'm not actually a mom and never have the kids at night time. Plus I have weekends off. So I have plenty of time to grocery shop/clean/plan/etc without the kiddos. I'm not sure what our day-to-day life will look like once I have kids. I think you are doing a great job with Landry. You are a wonderful mom and adding a little bit of a schedule to your life will be great for both of you. :)