You can still go on date nights.
Rejoice! Hubby and I thought we would be forfeiting our 2 date nights a week tradition after CJ was born but it’s three years later and we’re still making it work! Babies are more adaptable than we think. If you train them right from the beginning, they can sleep anywhere. We just had to adjust our dinner time to after 8pm then we would pop CJ in his stroller and take him with us to restaurants, events and yes, he even sleeps through concerts!
Here’s a list of our favourite family friendly restaurants in downtown Toronto.
Carrying a baby or chasing a toddler does not count as exercise!
It didn’t take long for me to get back to my pre-baby weight of 110 lbs but ‘skinny fat’ is a real thing (as a friend subtly hinted at me)! So after three years of fooling myself, I got my less than perky butt back into the gym and enrolled in Class Pass to get fit.
Think you were exhausted that first year? You don’t know what tired is (yet)!
Newborns are intense with all that crying for no reason. And my gosh breastfeeding was a part-time job in itself! But toddlerhood is another beast… to entertain CJ for an hour, I’ve got to think of six different things to do. And every night when he’s asleep, the mom chores continue. Expect to be crawling around picking up toys and cleaning pop stained (toilet training) underwear.
Because of #3 you WILL become that ‘I won’t be like that’ type of Mom.
No iPad until he’s two I told hubby and he agreed. We caved in around 18 months… or else we would get nothing done!