I graduated college in May 2007,
and started work three months later (where I met Adam).
Over these past 9 years, I have ALWAYS been employed.
I may change jobs or change companies,
but I've always worked.
As of today, I gave my notice to my company.
I am a stay-at-home-mom.
Or SAHM if you prefer.
My last day of short-term disability was Monday (8-weeks paid for c-section),
and I would've been unpaid through mid-July anyway (the rest of the 12-week FMLA),
so it was appropriate to give my boss as much notice as I could.
Adam and I have been talking about this for a while.
With Aaron, I had to go back to work because Adam was in law school,
we had a mortgage,
and um, yeah, kind of need money for that.
But with Oliver it was different.
Adam has his job at Big Law Firm,
which adequately covers our needs,
so this time it was actually an option.
I've been drafting a post about my fears of being a SAHM.
The truth is that I have a lot of uncertainty about it.
But I want to at least give it a shot.
See how I do and all.
Of course, I already have a solid month of practice.
As I wrote in my 6 week postpartum update,
I've already been "learning" how to be home.
Learning how to maximize my time and all that.
And it's been fun; it really has.
But the fears and uncertainty are still there.
In short, Adam summed up our decision perfectly:
"It's not a contract.
If you decide you hate being a stay-at-home,
then you'll just go get a job again.
But you won't know until you try."
Aaron with Oliver when Oliver was just 1.5 weeks old.