I'm in a funk. I feel like I am in a perpetual state of sameness and it is driving me bonkers. I am stuck in a mommy rut. Blah.
I hate complaining about being a stay at home mom because I love it and it's what I always wanted, but man it can be monotonous. I think it has a lot to do with having a baby. This age is hard. For us, it's all about the schedule. Every 3 hours Penelope nurses, plays, and takes a nap. Throw in some snuggles, poop, and barf and you have a pretty good picture of what my life looks like. Every. Single. Day.
Since she naps so frequently, I feel tethered to my house. Getting out and about usually entails taking a walk or going to the park. These activities are endlessly fun for Beatrice, but sometimes I want to do other stuff. I need different stimuli! I try to mix it up and throw a trip to Target or Ikea into our routine, but for the most part I feel stuck in my house doing the same thing I did yesterday. And the day before. It makes for one bored mommy.
My other mommy friends have all experienced the same thing. Having little ones on a napping schedule means a lot of time at home. I try to remind myself that it is a short season and once the first year is over, there is more wiggle room in the schedule. It's getting through that first year that is the hard part. One can only look at the same 4 walls for so long! One year, max.
Don't get me wrong, I love my babies and being at home with them. I just need to spice up our routine a bit. We need more than walks to the park added to our activity repertoire. I have been googling and have some fun ideas planned for the weeks to come. Beverly Hills adventure day, anyone? I'm hoping that just one activity out a week will jazz things up. 7 months is a long time to do the same thing over and over again.
Do you ever feel stuck in a mommy rut? How do you break the monotony of your days?