5 years ago. Gross. The entire process gave me the creeps. There was no way I was ever going to do that. Bottles and formula all the way.
Now. Not so gross. I'm going to give it a whirl. If it doesn't work out, I won't be devastated (or so I tell myself). It's convenient and certainly more cost effective. Plus it's best for baby...so why not at least try. I only get to stay home for 6 weeks before hauling back to the salt mines so I know this won't be an exclusive thing. That's why god invented pumps. I'll be like the human equivalent of a milk factory. And I'm okay with that. Weird.
5 years ago. Ummm...no freakin' way.
Now. Do you know how much diapers cost?? Do you know how many the average baby goes through in a day?? It adds up pretty fast and it's scary expensive. Like new car....college education...Alaskan cruise expensive. Plus it is better for the environment, which honestly for me is just kind of an extra perk. I'll be the first to admit I'm not much of a recycler, judge if you must. But hello I have become thriftier lately and I'm all about saving the green for something a little more exciting than disposable poop collectors.
5 years ago. Hahaha. Those women are cuh-razy. Drugs were invented for a reason....and I say yes please!
Now. I wonder how bad it really is. I hate needles. And the thought of a scary epidural spinal tap has me thinking maybe I could be supermom.
Being a stay at home mom
5 years ago. No way. How boring. I went to college for four years to get a degree why would I sit at home and play mommy all day? Isn't that why daycare was invented??
Now. Why would I slave away at work all day to pay someone else to take care of my child? Plus hello, do you know how much daycare costs?? It's redonkulous. Unfortunately we aren't in a position right now where I can stay at home, so I will be going back to work practically from the moment little Jamie is born. I've been trying to find some good in home care cause honestly, the organized day cares are depressing. Even the nice expensive ones (which we couldn't afford anyways). Luckily we're only looking at needing someone 3 maybe 4 days a week...so that's helping ease my mind (and pocketbook) a little.
5 years ago. Yeah right. I'm a working gal remember. I can afford to buy my child the very best and that doesn't include someone elses used stuff. (Wow. 5 years ago me was kind of a snob)
Now. Yes please. I have no pride. Baby gear is hardly used. The swing, bouncer, jump-a-roo AND exersaucer that everyone seems to think are all must-haves last the average baby a few short months before they outgrow it/get bored with it/maybe never even liked it to begin with. I think there will be some serious consignment store shopping and garage sale-ing in my future. The hubs is taking longer to warm up to the idea....until I showed him the price tags and then our bank account....oddly enough he's not so weirded out by it anymore. Don't worry, I haven't jumped off the deep end, the important stuff with safety hazards like car seats and cribs are new. I said I didn't have pride but a girl still has standards.