I've been writing my latest Thinking Out Loud post across several sleep training sessions this week. Baby O is now two months old so we've decided it's time to start moving away from co-sleeping and towards independent sleeping. The sleep training started on Monday and let me tell you it is alot of work!!
Any moms out there want to trade/share sleep training stories? I've been on the hunt to read about other moms and their sleep training. If you know of any blogs I should visit, please please please share in the comments below.
OK, so let's talk about something other than babies. Here's what I've been dreaming about lately.
#1 When will I start running again?I'm keen on getting the sleep training in place because I'd like to start running again. Here's what I'm thinking: if we can get Baby O on some kind of a predictable eating & sleep schedule, then I could sleep better at night and count on getting regular naps in during the day. Right now, I can't tell if Baby O will nap for 15 minutes for 2 hours. Being tired all the time makes it hard to even think about getting up early to run -- which is the best time for me to run when I start running again.
#2 When will spring arrive?
We've had a few days of nice warm weather the last couple of weeks. (I bet I just jinxed us by saying that). Not super warm, but a few days here and there with highs in the low 60s, just warm enough to go outside without a jacket. I'm ready for some sunbathing! Which leads me to...
#3 I could use a vacation
I'm dreaming about anywhere warm... Florida (we went last year), San Diego (we lived there for five years), or Hawaii (we were there two years ago). We're still talking about where to go this year, but we won't be flying anywhere warm until this fall. Sigh...
#4 What will I be doing in a year?
One of my thoughts had to be a serious one...
I'm planning on staying home with Baby O through the end of 2015. What happens after that? Do I go back to work? Will I continue to stay home and take care of Baby O? I'm not really interested in returning to my old career (project management) but I'd have to go back to school to change careers.
I guess I have some work to do this year if I want to return to the workforce in a year's time. If I don't count the 18 months I worked from home after baby #1 was born, I haven't worked a "traditional" job since 2011. I'll have been out of the workforce for five years by next year, and the thought of trying to re-enter the working world terrifies me a bit. I've read stories about the challenge moms face when they try to go back to work after taking time off to take care of kids.
Thanks to Amanda for hosting Thinking Out Loud! I love sharing my random thoughts on Thursday!
Do you know anyone who took a long break from the working world and returned to work successfully?