It’s here, it’s here, the day has finally come! The day I’ve been itching for since we found out that we were expecting baby #3.

As a #Playtexmom, I know that motherhood can be spontaneous, surprising and an overall a learning curve! When you think you have everything figured out, your toddler decides to throw a wrench in your plans and all you can do is go with the flow. So, of course, I thought I would share some random thoughts during Day 1 of my maternity leave. Why not laugh a little!

Day 1 of Maternity Leave

It’s been three years since my maternity leave with Abel and the first day was quite opposite from this one. Perhaps it was because I had a seven-year-old who was in school all day and didn’t need me to change his diapers. Heck, he even helped me with laundry towards the end.


However, when you’re a mom of two, one that’s a two and a half-year-old toddler who hangs onto you like a monkey, then you better believe maternity leave is going to be different. Motherhood isn’t all sunshine and rainbows so let’s pray #ForBetterBeginnings as I adjust to being a mom of three. Which I hope is soon!

Fast Forward to Monday

8 months ago, I definitely pictured myself waking up Monday morning, feeling refreshed and without a care in the world. Boy, was I wrong!


In fact, I woke up feeling quite the opposite. I’ve been avoiding emails for the duration of the week because I wanted to spend some quality time with Miguel, especially since we didn’t have children for a couple of nights.

But reality slowly started seeping in when I pulled up my emails. Although I had none from my corporate job, I did have over 50 emails from my side hustle. Which many of you know as “Raising Jay & Abel”.

Insert horrified face here

Well, I didn’t expect THAT many unread emails. I was terrified when I slowly realized that “maternity leave” really didn’t mean rest!

In fact, it might even mean more work. Am I right?

Here are some random thoughts I had on Day 1 of my Maternity leave.

  1. This is so awesome! I don’t have to go to work!
  2. Oh wait, I have to make sure Jayden makes it to camp safely – What time does he leave again?
  3. Abel, what time is he coming home?
  4. I’m hungry.
  5. I’m not picking that up off the floor.
  6. I should probably take a shower.
  7. Ok, shower and then pack your stuff.
  8. Alright, shower complete, but I hear a little voice.
  9. Oh, Abel’s home.
  10. Damn it, I wanted to respond to a few emails before he showed up.
  11. I should I have set an alarm.
  12. Why is it SO busy downtown right now?
  13. Right, other people still have to work, it’s Monday!
  14. I was hoping to take a nap but that’s not going to happen.
  15. Why didn’t I ask someone to help me today!?
  16. Argh, my back and feet are killing me.
  17. Can this baby come out now?
  18. How many weeks am I?
  19. I don’t want to do this.
  20. Can we just fast forward a couple months?
  21. SLEEP, oh my god, I’m not going to have any.
  22. Why, why, why, why?
  23. I need to clean this house!
  24. Can’t I just hire someone?
  25. Abel, stop running around like a maniac.
  26. OK, ok, calm down. It’s not THAT bad.
  27. Wait, it is, it is!
  28. It’s really not, get a grip.
  29. I still have to answer my emails 🙁
  30. What time is it?
  31. Can I eat dinner yet?
  32. Wait, who’s cooking dinner?
  33. I’m not cooking dinner.
  34. Hunger!
  35. Feed me and tell me I’m pretty.
  36. The day is almost over.
  37. Alright, bath time.
  38. Abel, stop running away from me!
  39. Get over here.
  40. One hour until he passes out.
  41. Time to open the laptop.
  42. He’s almost out.
  43. Yay! he’s sleeping, I made it. Thank you Jesus!!

I know, I know, I have it rough. It’s all about the mental state of mind. I want to start waking up feeling happy about the new day.

Being a #Playtexmom, I want to encourage all of you to do the same! Let me know if you’ve ever had any of these thoughts cross your mind in the comments below 🙂

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  • Shannon P

    Isn’t it funny what all goes through our minds when we have “free” time?! I love your bump!

  • Love the random thoughts! Also cutest bump photos EVER!!

  • Aseky Bonnaire

    Hahaha, your thoughts were pretty spot on!

  • Feed me and tell me I’m pretty! Words to live by!!! I have it on a t-shirt, lol. My thoughts are pretty similar on daily basis… crazy how so much can be going on in our minds. Hope you get to relax a bit.

  • Jenn Hubbert

    “I’m not picking that up off the floor” made me laugh!

  • Rachel Catherine

    I love your thoughts! Maternity leave never ended up being actual leave for me. It’s so hard to relax when you have another babe.

  • Kristin Davies

    Momma! Loved your random thoughts. I’m sorry you didn’t get any time to relax before babe came, but so glad he is here safe and sound. I’ll be watching your Insta Stories for an update!

  • Joleen Pete

    Haha! Totally not rest at all. 🙂

  • Justine Y

    LOL, I can definitely relate–these are pretty similar to my thoughts every day. 😉

  • Amber

    Girl, yes!! Every mom of multiple kids’ inner dialogue for sure! 😂

  • Kayla Dene Slusher

    LOL at your thoughts. Maternity leave isn’t really rest at all. I don’t know why some jobs only give you a month- so crazy! I think I’m doing s lot now, I can only imagine what it’ll be like when I have more kids!

  • Horrified face!!! 🤣🤣 this is hilarious and so accurate. Hope you’re feeling well, though, girlie! Xo

    • Thanks Anna, Today is def a better day <3

  • I certainly remember having several similar thoughts during my last pregnancy (almost 7 years ago). In fact, I still have some of these thoughts without being pregnant. LOL!

    • hahahahaha! you’re comments are always the best!