Juggling baby and classes

Hey Everyone

So my baby is now seven weeks old! I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. I know a lot of parents say the same thing and yes I am enjoying every minute with him. No worries there. Today we faced a new challenge. As you know I am working towards my Vermont library certification. I thought I was only short an hour, to find out one of my classes had expired and I am now six hours short. Ack!!! I started stressing out about this because I had no idea how I was going to get all the hours I needed before May 1st. Still working on a solution. Thankfully I am able to sign up for some webinars and some classes. My boyfriend is extremely supportive and has even offered to take time off of work to help me out because he knows how important this is to me.

Today I faced a new challenge. How was I going to balance being a mom and a student? Well I managed to do it. I logged into my webinar and cuddled with my little one. Somehow it gave me a little glimmer of hope that I can juggle being a mom, librarian, and a student.

I only have a couple more weeks of getting to be a full time stay at home mom, before going back to work. Until next time!

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Full time librarian to short term stay at home mom

books2-400-tweakedThere have been a lot of changes in my life in the past few months. I moved, celebrated the holidays, gave birth to my son and stopped working. That’s a lot of change for this librarian. In order to prepare for maternity leave I wrote a manual for a majority of the things that I do at work for my co-workers to reference while I am away. Thankfully I was able to finish it before I had my son, since he decided to arrive on what was supposed to be my last day at work. It also happened to be his fathers and great uncles birthday. I have to admit he may be the greatest adventure of my life. It’s funny to be typing this with one hand as I hold him, until my awesome boyfriend came to take him to change a possible dirty diaper. So incredibly grateful for all of our friends and family members who have stopped in to check in on us and to help out with even the most mundane chores so I can spend some time with my little man. Yes the mom part of me is starting to take over a lot of my life, in the best possible way.

The librarian in me is still very present. One of my best guy friends is giving me six weeks before I am chomping at the bit to go back to work. Yes I am stubbornly convinced I can prove him wrong. Let’s see shall we? Don’t get me wrong, there are some parts of me that miss going to work everyday and feeling a sense of accomplishment and having adult conversations. On the other hand I am slowly starting to get a routine down with taking care of the little one and balancing a relationship. I can’t wait until I can start to take my little guy to the library.