Office Manager at Zydeco Cakes
A Piece of Cake Mystery Series
by Jacklyn Brady
Sorry I'm late getting this post up today. I've been busy organizing my schedule. Not my schedule for today, mind you. I've got today under control. No problem at all. I'm talking about my schedule for the future.
As some of you know, I'm expecting my first baby in a few months. At first I was okay with the idea of becoming a new mother, and then I started reading and researching and got a little freaked out by all of the stuff a new mother has to know and do. I mean, there's all this stuff you can't eat while you're pregnant and all this stuff you shouldn't eat when you're nursing, and there's the whole question of whether to nurse or not which, if you ask some people, isn't a question at all. They say that anybody with any sense of responsibility will breast feed. Except what if the idea of nursing your baby makes you so nervous you can't even think straight? What then?
And it doesn't stop with everything you need to know and do. There's a ton of stuff you have to buy! Already my house looks like some kind of warehouse with boxes of diapers and baby clothes and baby carriers and baby seats and blankets all over the place -- and the baby isn't even here yet. I can see how things might get out of hand, but I'm determined not to let that happen.
So I've been working on my routine for the time after the baby gets here and I'm off work. I've created a very reasonable schedule that the baby should be able to stick to with very little trouble at all. I've allowed for plenty of sleep for both of us and I've incorporated time to eat, rock, and help the baby with its physical and mental development. I've wedged in a few minutes every day to pick up whatever mess might accumulate, but I plan to stay on top of that as I go.
Really, I think I've managed to work in time for everything both the baby and I will need. I realize it might take a few days for the baby to adjust to the schedule. After all, the hospital will have started out with a very different schedule than the one I'm creating. But I don't anticipate a long adjustment period. (This will be my baby, after all, so he or she will be highly intelligent and naturally prone to living an organized life.)
This has gone so well, maybe I should start a side business helping other new mothers organize their lives. I think people would find that helpful, don't you?
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Jacklyn Brady lives on the Gulf Coast and writes the Piece of Cake Mystery series which is set in New Orleans and features cake artist and trained pastry chef, Rita Lucero.
Rebel Without a Cake, book #5 in the Piece of Cake Mystery Series, is available for pre-order now! Jacklyn loves to hear from readers. Connect with her on the web: Website | Facebook | Twitter
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