I know things are going to change after our baby arrives. (I hear it all the time!)
No sleep, no time to do anything but take care of the baby, more stress, no time for dates, money is tight, your body changes, your priorities change, etc., etc. Sometimes I wonder why people have kids in the first place!
I am genuinely excited to start this next chapter of our lives, but I also worry about the transition and things I’ve taken for granted that will change.
Of course this is number one. Running is one of my biggest passions in life that I know I would be very sad if I had to give up. I know I won’t have to give up running completely, but it will be different! What will my body be list post-baby? Will I be able to even come close to my PRs? Will I have the energy, time, and motivation to run high mileage again?
I have desperately missed running and training this summer and fall (my two favorite seasons to run during!), and I am kind of bummed that it will be winter when I’m able to run again. But I do have some running buddies that I will hopefully be able to meet up with throughout the winter. However, who knows if I will be able to bounce back as quickly as I would like.
2. Keeping my house clean
I’m a neat freak. I like everything in its place before I go to bed. I know it will be harder to keep everything in its place, especially once the baby become mobile. But it stresses me out when things aren’t in their proper place, so I would really like to be able to stay on top of these things.
It is really important to me that we have healthy, homemade foods in the house. I don’t want start buying convenience foods that are often unhealthy and expensive in the event we get too busy to make things from scratch. However, the whole time factor comes into play again. Will I have time to make things from scratch?
4. Time with Craig
I worry that Craig and I won’t have enough quality time together. Sometimes already our lives feel too busy that we hardly see each other, and I’m sure it will only get worse once the baby comes. I also worry this less time, lack of sleep, and added stress will lead to unnecessary disagreements/bickering.
Who doesn’t worry about money? Since I’ve gone to working part-time, we haven’t been able to save nearly as much, and I’m worried what our finances will be like when I stop working altogether. And I know babies require extra money too.
6. Time for the little things
There’s always a million little things I do each day that must get done in order for things to keep running smoothly. Craig says it is me creating work, but I honestly have a purpose behind each thing I do whether it is recycling, shopping around for the best price, replying to e-mails, keeping the house tidy, blogging, paying bills, etc. If I’m not able to stay on top of these things, it stresses me out, which is not good either.