Once upon a time I had (and still do!) a friend named April. Most of you know her from her blog, A.Liz Adventures. She and I were friends before blogging but we've become much better friends over the last few years.
This time last year, she had recently stopped working in the corporate world and started staying home with Camille (and now Charlotte). I was wrapping up my 12 weeks of maternity leave. She, Sarah and I hung out often with the three girls and it was so much fun. One of the times we were together, we talked about working versus not, etc. She had worked during Camille's first year of life so she knew what both working and not working was like.
She told me to work the first year while they aren't as interactive and then if you're going to start staying at home, do it after they turn one. I had no clue what she was talking about at the time because I wasn't in that stage then, but now - I totally get it. She's so right.
Don't get too crazy, I'm not going to quit working. It's just that the last few weeks, every day I'm itching to go pick her up! Well I always have been excited to go get her, but lately I cannot get enough of my Molly Anne. She's my best sidekick and she is doing so many new fun things that I love to be there for!
I'm sure this is another phase of this thing called "being a mama" but I am really loving this age. She's crazy and all over the place but it's so much fun. And I hear it keeps getting better!