I'm 23 and been a stay at home wife before my daughter was born in May. It was boring when it was just me. But, having my 5 month old daughter is so much better and fun!! Especially since I'm expecting again!!:) I say if you and your significant other can make it work and be a stay at home..DO IT! Its an amazing thing..hard..but amazing! Good luck:)
Aftwr i gave birth i went back to work 2 months later by time my daughter was 5 months old i had to quit work i didnt want to miss a thing she was growing up so quickly so i decided i would go back to work when my daughter was in preschool ... now shes almost 3 and in nursery i started to look for work then found out i was pregnant again ... i was looking forward to going back to work, looking after child i think is one of hardest jobs out there but sooo worth it ... im just glad it was me who saw her first crawl and first steps would of been gutted if i was at work and missed it :)
I've worked through out my 1st and 2nd trimester but work got so out of control and hubby gave me the option to just focus on school and be home keep up with the house I was so excited it was something I've always wanted to do, so I quit my job, it was a really good job too I was working at a hospital earning real good money! Well a couple weeks went by and omg I've regret quitting just because of how BORED I was it was the same routine over and over again. But now that I'm reading about how your little ones keep you guys busy I'm really excited :) I think having my little one here is what I need because being at home all day alone is no fun lol
I am a stay at home mommy! My daughter is a month old now. It's been EXTREMELY difficult for me, honestly. But that's because my situation is not very ideal right now. I had an emergency csection, so healing has been very difficult. I ended up back in the hospital with a very bad infection and was there over a week. Sent home with medicine for another week. My husband is army and he works 13-14 hour days, and we are in Germany, far far away from any family or friends so I have absolutely no help while he's at work/training/deployed. That part ***** pretty bad. BUT, I wouldn't trade it. I love getting to watch her grow and do things, even though I'm a tired zombie most of the time lol. I know it'll get easier when she gets older and sleeps through the night. But for now, it's hard! Not always sunshine and rainbows, but very worth it :)
All of these stories have been so helpful in making me feel better about my choice to be a stay at home mommy with my newborn baby, and since our baby will be an only child im super excited about spending every moment with my baby. Were hoping that il be able to homeschool later on as well. I really don't want to send my child to the public schools around here, there just not that good at all.
@aaharmony THANK YOU! lol I want to do the same, or be a full-time volunteer at his school (they constantly ask). But this pregnancy has been so rough on me I've not been able to do anything.
I'm a stay at home mommy to my 18 month old and I'm going to be a stay at home mommy with my new baby boy/girl.
Oh yeah, I see your point PrinceShawnsMom, I'd get bored too just sitting at home by myself. I'd like to get a job that has school hours when my kiddos start school. Be a lunch lady or whatever. Is just like to be home when they are.
Your choldren are still young.... I said I loved it when my son was home all the time with me. I just hate he just atarted school (full 8hrs) & now I'm home alone with absolutely nothing to do. My bf works fulltime & is in school so he's barely home. I'm in school to become a preschool teacher so I know of plenty things to do with my son, but he's not home! Lol Then when he gets home, we don't have much time together because of everything that must be done. I even talked to my bf about taking him out of kindergarten because in our state it's not mandatory. But, our daughter is due in a month so I will have my hands full again & cannot wait!
I love it I have 2 kids one 7 and a 4 month old trying for baby number3 never had a job married and yes its very hard work but you will get used to it just depening on what you think is fun or boring I play video game with the hubby and son cook clean play with the baby its great good luck
I love being a stay at home mom, and don't find it boring at all. There's always stuff to teach your child, and it's so much fun watching them grow and learn. I never get tired of watching my little man. I'd hate missing their first step or first anything, really. My goodness, I can't imagine being bored, there's so much to do and it's all totally worth it. I know not all mothers stay at home, and it's not everyone's ideal job, but I personally love it and wouldn't have it any other way.
Hi, i've got a 3yr old Boy&1yr Girl, i'm due with My3rd in March. Itoo have been a stay at home mum since Myson was born in 2011, it was hard at first after ihad Mydaughter but let Me tell you it does get easier, :) I'm having no trouble at all being pregnant at home with Mytwo little ones isuppose i've just gotten used to it, lol. We just moved to Australia from NewZealand where ihave no family around but it is allgood. Myhusband works everyday so it's just Me and Mybabies home allday. We just started walking to playgroups every week so thats something we look forward to, :) Idont want to take Mykids to daycare or anything only because idon't trust strangers looking after Mykids, lol. Anyway, you will love being a stay at home mum!!!!! And all the best, :)
I have a 17mth old and am due later this year with our second. The first 6mths were really tough but then he started to have shorter naps and we started to join groups and go out a fair bit. But then when he was 10mths old I got pregnant again and have been really sick so it's been very hard, all these appointments and dragging him along. If I was well it would be great tho because he's finally at an age when he would enjoy playing with others and arts and crafts. When he starts kindy and this one is 1yr I'm going back to work part time tho.
EXTREMELY BORING! Lol but I'm serious. I used to complain ALL the time about not wanting to work, being a stay at home mom, etc. A year ago, my bf offered it to me. He told me to walk out of my job 1day when I was telling him how nady day was going, & daid it was fine not to work as long as I kept the house up, stayed in school & kept taking good care of our son. I was estatic, especially because at that time we were actively trying for a baby. But after a few weeks, it got boring. I tried to find work again but because I walked out, no one would hire me.lol With a new baby I would love it & looking forward to it (35weeks now), but because my son is in school now (5yr old) I sit home all day with nothing to do.lol House stays clean, dinner done daily & maintaining a 3.7 in school.
Hope you enjoy it more than I, but for a while we should be fine-the newborns will keep us pretty busy. ☺
Im kind of scared but excited about it. Thanks for the advise!
Its pretty hard when your by yourself I have been a stay at home mommy for 3 years and im due with my second in 10 days. But my husband worked in the oil field so he was gone 2 weeks at a time so I was on my own.. but after a while it gets easier so just rest when the baby does and keep your self busy so you dont go crazy lol
Hi. I have two little ones, a 3 and 1year old. 18 wks along, due in March. I've been a stay a home since my first baby. Yes, it's gets overwhelming at times, but I would trade it. It's hard at times especially being pg. My husband goes to school & he helps when he can. But if you have a good support system from your bf & family you'll be fine. Good luck!