Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lucky Mama


It's official. I resigned from my job today. I just returned from meeting with my boss. After careful consideration, A and I have decided that it is best if I stay home with Baby J. We are blessed that we are able to make this happen during these tough times. I wasn't sure it was going to work out, but thanks to recent outcomes we are able to make it work. We are going to have to cut back and really watch our spending, but my dream is now a reality. I am not going to have to miss one moment of Baby J's "firsts." The hours of my new job are much longer, but the rewards are life long for both Baby J and myself. I am experiencing a relief today that I have never felt before. I feel like a new chapter of my life begins today. I just wanted to share my exciting news with y'all! I am one lucky Mama!


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54 comments:

AEO said...

A lucky momma with the most handsome boy in the world!!! Honey, he is just darling!!!!!! I'm glad you are able to stay home and make things work. You are right that the rewards will be worth it. Hopefully someday you will also be able to move closer to your "home" so that the cost living will be easier as well.

Enjoy your new career and keep showing pics of your little one!! Have you found a good mommy baby group to get you both out of the house?

The Cape House said...

Congratulations and good luck on this new journey! He is looking so handsome and so alert. I just love seeing pictures of him and look forward to your updates.

Worthington said...

MMM - it sounds so wonderful. I am sure this will lead to a less-complicated, more blissful routine to your family. Congratulations and Blessings!! xoxo

Melissa said...

Congrats on tat decision! That's exactly what I want to do when I have children! Enjoy your new job! :D

lauren said...

many congrats!! baby j is so lucky to have such a wonderful mamma!

Kelly said...

I'm so happy for you!!!! It IS such a relief!!! Did quitting go okay????
You won't regret it!

Her Preppiness said...

Congratulations!!!!

Michelle said...

You'll never regret it!!

Sherrie said...

Congrats! It will be the hardest job you've ever had, but definitely the most rewarding.

Jen said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!!! Any financial sacrifices you have to make will be totally worth it.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

congratulations!!! i am so excited for you!!! i can't wait to follow along with your stay at home mom adventures!

Preppy 101 said...

Congratulations!! Enjoy every second!!! xoxo

shercar said...

I am so happy for you! I did the same thing. We cut back here and there, and never missed anything. There is always a way to make things happen. Best of luck with everything!

Legallyblondemel said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you & your family.

Such an adorable photo of your son, by the way.

sle said...

That's one decision you will never regret, my friend. But don't get so wrapped up in that cute little guy that you forget to take care of you too! Best wishes.

Kim said...

Congratulations!!! that is such exciting news...so happy you will be able to be there for all of his wonderful milestones!!!

Courtney said...

Congratulations. I am sure you will find your new job very rewarding!!

Grove Gals said...

good for you!

Preppy Coastee said...

MMM;

You are so soo lucky!! I'm not going to lie; I'm very jealous! Congrats!

PC

Jackie said...

Congrats! My mom stayed home with my brother and I and it was the best experience ever.

Belle said...

First of all, what a doll! That picture is precious. I'm so glad for you. I know that feeling of relief well. Enjoy every second. It truly does fly by. :)

Much love,
Belle

Marge said...

First of all that picture is just too precious! What an awesome blessing that you can stay home and capture thousands more of those moments. I am so happy for you :)

Kappa Prep said...

How wonderful that you get to stay at home with Baby J! I cannot wait to keep reading about your many adventures and all the firsts!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

What a lucky mommy you are! =) Good for you!!

GrannySmithGreen said...

I am so very happy for you and your family. This is a time you will never forget! Savor each and every moment. It flies by so quickly! He's a precious doll!

Marla said...

Congrats...never an easy decision, but one you'll never regret!

Mrs. Smith said...

Congrats on this new chapter in your life!

And yes, I have to echo so many other commenters...Baby J is as handsome as they come!

Miss E said...

You are one lucky mama! How great that you'll be there for all of your little man's firsts. Can't wait to read all about your adventures in your new career :)

Farrell and Lauren said...

COngratulations! Gosh, I can't believe how much cuter and cuter he looks in every picture you post!

a H.I.T. said...

Wow. Good luck! You certainly are a lucky mom to be able to stay home with Baby J.

Katie said...

Congratulations!! It's so worth it!

mom of 4 said...

You will never, never ever regret your decision to stay home! It is the most wonderful, but hardest, job in the world!!!

Midwest Nest said...

Fantastic!Enjoy!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Good decision...I'll never regret the time that I spent at home with my children...not a moment of it.

hqm said...

So happy for you! Enjoy every second of Baby J being little!

CRICKET said...

Congrats and I think you will be happy. For me it has been the best job ever. I only wished I had done it sooner, I waited until my second child came to quit working. If you can find some women to hang out with it will help with the downside of being a SAHM.

Danielle said...

I have that job, and the pay sucks, but the benefits are great. Congratulations to your family.

Lori Goree said...

I am so happy for you! I was able to quit my job to stay with Lacie and even though it has been tough at times, it is so worth it. You will never regret the time you will have with him. Congrats and enjoy!

The Shabby Princess said...

Aw, that's fantastic!! So glad you get to stay home with Baby J!

Christine said...

I hope I get to make that same choice one day.that is how I was raised and I hope I can have exactly my mother's career as a stay at home mom.

Lulu said...

Congratulations, girl!!! I'm so thrilled for you, what an amazing opportunity! Best of luck in the transition to SAHMotherhood!
xoxo,
Lulu

Pink under Pressure said...

Lucky you! I too took several years off when my kids were little. Worth every moment! Enjoy your time with him!

HoneyBee said...

Congratulations. I wish I could stay home with my baby too :) It is hard to try make money and care for a family.

Mrs.Preppy said...

How fun and exciting! Baby J is one lucky man to get to spend his days with you. Please let me know how it goes... I am contemplating the same thing right now.

Lauren said...

Yay! I am so excitedo for you! Baby J is growing up to be such a handsome little man!

Annabel Manners said...

Good lord, that is one adorable child! Congrats!

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

congrats!!

Preppy Sue said...

Congrats on your decision!

I am thankful everyday to be home with my children.

Lola Cupcake said...

Your beautiful baby is going to grow up one day and give you the most heartfelt thank you! I think no matter what the decision if it feels right then it is! Congrats and enjoy all those firsts

Andrea said...

YAY!! That is soooo exciting. I know I couldn't imagine EVER not being a stay at home mom...like you said...it's 100% worth it! Enjoy your "new job" :)

Executive Momma said...

I am a new blogger and first time commenter. I just love your blog. Your family is so goregous! I just "retired" from my job to stay home with my son. I can so relate!!I am excited to be an official blogger and not a lurker anymore! :)

3 Peanuts said...

So happy for you~you will never regret it--EVER!

b is for brown said...

so bummed i missed this giveaway. i had never seen these before and LOVE them!!!

b is for brown said...

ps - you are VERY lucky!!!! i hope to follow in your shoes soon! xo

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