I actually surprised my fiancé with an early Father’s Day before we left to come to Taiwan. I came up with the idea when I realized we would be in Taiwan for Father’s Day and Father’s Day in Taiwan is on a different day than in Canada.
I wanted to make it special and to show my appreciation for him. I’m so fortunate to have a partner that actually is my partner in parenting. You hear about moms complain about dads all the time but I have no complaints. He’s an amazing father to our son and loves him to pieces. So, here are some pictures from that day.
He had no idea I had gone behind his back and did this. His gift was a shadowbox with his favourite sleeper of Tux’s.
In the picture above, he’s pointing at the picture of him holding Tux when he was just born and remembering how little he was. We both can’t believe our son’s so big now.
I know a lot of moms who buy up a bunch of diapers when they are on sale or there’s a misprint to save money. I know that some babies need to be changed the minute they wet their diapers. I know that others just want to be prepared.
Come on. Seriously? How do you even figure out you need like 5 or more cases of diapers? How do you know how quickly or slowly your child is going to grow out of said diapers. I understand buying oh an extra case or two when there’s a super good deal on but I’m sorry I don’t understand.
Isn’t it more of a waste when you don’t use them all? Yes, you could trade them or sell them in mom groups or even donate them but ultimately you are creating more of a hassle for yourself, are you not? Wasting money that could maybe be better used elsewhere or saved.
I don’t understand because at 6.5 months, my son might not even finishing going through a Costco size case of size 3 diapers because he is growing out of them. I personally will most likely donate my too small diapers or my sisters baby will use them as she is much smaller and growing much slower currently.
Do you know why it bothers me? There are real people in need of cheap diapers that might not get a chance to get them because people are buying 5 or more cases at a time. To me, it just seems unfair.
I’m totally going to get bashed for this post probably but I don’t care.
First time moms/new moms, it’s nice to try and be prepared but honestly you won’t know how many diapers you will go through till you have your baby and calculate. You won’t know how quickly your baby is going to grow till they are growing like a weed like mine is. There is no magic number of how many of each size of diaper you should prepare for. And some baby’s butts have preferences for what diapers work best for them. You’d think all diapers are the same but they aren’t.
Every baby is different.
My best advice, study how the sales go for diapers. There is always sales on diapers and yes, some will be better than others. And keep money aside for diapers. Have a jar for money for diapers if you want to be prepared.<3 Sarah
It doesn’t matter if you are sick or not, you still have to look after your child.
After I posted my post on Monday, I fell ill (this is why I haven’t had a chance to take a pic of my #mombod). I ended up getting a mild fever and just didn’t feel well. Unfortunately for me, my fiancé was at work and was going to be working the next day as well.
Parenthood is about being sick and still having to do your job and look after your kid. And that I did. I wasn’t the most upbeat and playful with my child but I sucked it up and took care of my child the best I could at that moment. It was also the first time I was seriously ill with the child by myself. So, it was definitely a learning experience.
I found that it probably took me a day longer to completely get well, but I’m all better today. Not able to sleep all day was the major reason for the extra day of being ill. Hopefully I didn’t get my fiancé or my son sick. Not sure what happened.
The hardest part for me was just not being able to do the stuff I normally do like clean up. It didn’t help my son became super needy too.
I did almost everything, fed him, bathed him, let him play but I couldn’t do any of the behind the scenes stuff like wash his bottles, make his formula, get things ready, etc. I felt horrible leaving it up to my fiancé but I knew I needed to rest.
I give kudos to any single parents out there who have to do everything on their own and literally get no days off. I’m lucky I have my fiancé who has always been able to pick up the slack.
Before my son was born, I was still set on becoming a counsellor. Now, I’m not so sure.
Before I got pregnant, we wanted to travel the world together and get married (elope). Now, we have to think more about where we should spend our money.
It seems like everything has changed since being pregnant and having our son. Priorities have definitely changed.
It’s not a bad thing but it is what it is. And guess what, I feel like I’m back to square one.
To continue my studies and become a counsellor or do something completely different but am loving right now.
Writing is my therapy, thus this blog will remain “a little bit of therapy with a whole lot of life”. It’s also why I’m writing my thoughts aloud which is what this post is.
I’m thinking about doing both to be quite honest. I need jobs that are flexible with my fiancé’s schedule or I need a steady job with the same hours and earn more than minimum wage. Daycare is expensive and so I’ve been thinking of what I can do so that we aren’t spending my entire wage on daycare.
And here I end this post with a question to all those parents out there:
What changed the most for you once you were pregnant/had a kid?
Did any of you change careers right after?
Technically my fiancé was in the process of changing careers when I was pregnant and is now doing a little bit of both, which is exhausting for him but we believe it will work out in the end.
Disclaimer: This is a rant. It’s not meant to offend anyone but it probably will and I accept that. Please be respectful of everyone’s opinions. We can all agree to disagree right? to: parents I never knew there was such controversy … Continue reading →