Before having Grayson I worked full time, so to go from working everyday to being at home was a massive change and in the beginning I really struggled especially when Andy went back to work after 2 weeks of Grayson being here and i was on my own throughout he day everyday.
We don’t have any family that live near us, they live over 60 miles away in Driffield and Bridlington. We moved to Leeds just over 2 years ago due to Andy’s work, we never thought that we would be having a baby as soon as we did. But I suppose if it’s mean to be it will be and Grayson is the best thing that has ever happened to us. Me and Andy have both changed a lot since Grayson came along. We used to go out most weekends, go away for nice long breaks and we had a holiday every year for the last 3 years. Now Grayson is here a lot of things have changed but I would change it for the world.
When Grayson was younger I went to a baby sensory class with him over about 8 weeks, I went with a girl I used to work with which was nice as it got me out the house and it was nice to have to normal adult conversation and for Grayson to interact with other babies! but the thought of going to any toddle groups now really panics me, I get really nervous going to places like that on my own. I hope I’m not the only mum like this? maybe I just need to bite the bullet and just go! I know Grayson would love it with all the other children there, but me on the other hand…
Now Grayson is approaching 1 my days are never the same, don’t get me wrong we have a routine but someday’s it just goes straight out the window! But surely it wouldn’t be normal if it was the same everyday? Grayson normally wakes around 7.30-8am which is good for me as I work evenings and normally don’t get home until 11-45pm which means I do miss out on bedtimes, which I really miss! I do feel really lucky that I get to spend all day with him.
We get up have our breakfast, and then get ready for the day, depending on what we are doing, some days we have just have days at home other days we go out for long walks or to the park. If Andy is off work we normally go out for the day, or we will go home and see family, these days are my favourite as we don’t get a lot of family time as Andy works full time and normally only has 1 day off a week!
I do find it lonely sometimes being a mum, especially because our friends and family don’t live close, we have discussed moving back home for this reason and work reasons as-well. But we love where we live, we only bought our house in December 2017 and we haven’t even made it our home yet, (which is what we plan to do this year) and I can’t wait!!
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