So far, I love being a mom. I love taking care of my baby and doing as much housework as I can. It’s been tough to get much done around the house because someone doesn’t like to be put down much. She’s getting much better at it lately! Here are some things I’ve observed since becoming a mama:
-Sometimes convenience is key. We’ve done a lot of things that we wouldn’t normally do convenience-wise since we’ve had the baby. We’ve gotten take out a few times when Mr. Money wasn’t in the mood to cook. I’m not stressing about it, because we have a brand new baby and it’s not been excessive. Sometimes you just have to be flexible!
-Some of my frugal ways are harder to execute with a little one. Hanging laundry to dry and doing dishes by hand are just two examples I can think of right now. It’s much easier for me to throw the clothes in the drier and run the dishwasher, so that’s what we’ve been doing! I figure as long as we have clean clothes and clean dishes, that’s all that matters.
-Breastfeeding really isn’t “free”. I’m eating a lot more food and have had to buy some nursing supplies, but compared to the cost of formula, I’m saving tons of money. I am so thankful breastfeeding is working out well. So thankful. I don’t think I could swing the cost of formula each month!
-Money is not everything. Ever since my daughter was born, I’ve been infatuated with her. She is just the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen, and I’d do anything for her. Staying home means we’ll have to make sacrifices, but I don’t think I could leave her right now. It would break my heart.
As soon as we get her social security card, I plan on opening up a savings account for her. I hope it comes soon! I’d like to get that taken care of. We’re adjusting well to life with the baby, and I feel awesome. I am so happy, and she was definitely worth the wait!