My little boy turned 2 month old yesterday! My gift to him were 4 shirts for when he turns 24 months old. One of the shirts had an astronaut on it. So cool! I have way too much of 0-3 months, 6-9 months and even 12 months.
Anyway, during his 2nd month of life, I had to return to work. I really miss the times when a woman could stay with her child for a year without being worried about loosing her job or how she’s supposed to breastfeed her child cause its recommended to breastfeed for at least 6 months though a year is ideal. Good thing that I’m able to work from home but it’s only for 6 months.
Working from home is tiring because the breaks and lunch that I get go to breastfeeding. By the time I’m done with 8 hours, I lose face and all I want to do is lay down and sleep but no, I have to feed him and then cook and then clean… and I have to think about what to write about.
In the 2nd month of life, I also pushed my editor to finish editing edition 2 of Deity’s Soulmate which is available for purchase! One of the reasons that got finished (finally!) was because of a contest that had a ticking clock on it and I really wanted to enter it so wish me luck guys. Hopefully my novel is worth something! ^_^
I was also able to read more. Don’t ask me how I managed to do that but I was able to which made me happy. I still didn’t finish the 3 books that had been collecting internet dust on my Goodreads page but hey, I’ll get to them…eventually.
On the part of being a mother, I’m one tired mommy though husband allowed me to take a bath! I could actually take a bath. It was once and it wasn’t too long because I heard him cry but it was a bath. I also wore jeans for the first time! Exciting though I think that I’ll stick with dresses and nightgowns. One of the perks of working from home is that I don’t have to dress up and wear anything that I want. I’m also a very happy mommy because whenever my son sees me and I start talking to him, he smiles at me! Ohh that smile is like a really good present to me and keeps me going during the week. When I’m getting tired, I think of his smile or take a second to check on him and I feel better instantly.
Here’s the thing about mothers – we don’t have time to think about ourselves, our pains and our tiredness. My son isn’t thinking that his mother is tired, he’s thinking about food, naps, and play time (hopefully with mommy and not a nanny). So when my back pain kicks in and new mothers have a lot of back pain, I have to ignore it because he needs me. Let me tell you, being a mother made me stronger though tell that to my throat cause it feels like I’m getting sick. Not happy.
My plan for his 3rd month is to spend time with him, work well from home and return working on Into the Flames. For those who missed me talking about it, here’s a preview:
I’m excited to be getting back into it. I have 13 chapters written and I have diagrams of the events for the competition and who wins which. It will truly be an adventure. And yes, I love the idea of soulmates and that seems to me a theme for my writing. My mafia novel which is in the works as well doesn’t have soul mates or magick. Seven Hours is also different so guess it’s a theme for half of the time of my writing.
In conclusion, it’s one wild life of being an author and a new mother.