Saturday, March 21, 2009

Looks like we made it!

My first week back at work went pretty well! My two main goals were to be at work on time and not to cry...achieved :) It was pretty easy to get back in the swing of things at school. It was completely crazy though b/c the kids were so excited about me being back AND Gator Week. I really miss Audrey during the day, but I'm so busy that it's really not as bad as I though it would be...especially since throughout the day I get pictures like this via text:





I love picking her up in the afternoon. She's just now getting to the stage where she smiles when she sees someone she likes. It's very random, sometimes she does, sometimes she doesn't. I can't help but be disappointed when I show up and she doesn't even seem to care that I'm there! But I have to say that by the end of the week it seemed like she was happy to see me after the long day. I can't wait until she can hold up her arms to tell us that she wants to be picked up! For now I just revel in the smiles :)

I definitely appreciate the weekends much more! For one we get to "sleep in." Audrey still wakes up every 2-3 hours at night and I have no idea how to get her to sleep longer stretches. I'm so glad we're sharing the nighttime feedings because by the end of the day I'm beat! I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. But the mornings are great...I manage to get everything ready and get out the door with her in plenty of time. When we get to Grandma's I have some time to feed her or just hold and play with her. Coffee has become an important part of my morning routine!

Today we cleaned the house and did the grocery shopping. Audrey was great, just along for the ride:


Sunday will be for relaxing and getting some schoolwork done. Then we get to start all over again on Monday! Ahhh, only 3 weeks until Spring Break...

6 comments:

Lauren said...

Glad to hear the week went well! Love little Audrey's shades. What a diva! ;-)

Jenn said...

I am so thrilled to hear how everything went. I love the bow that Audrey is wearing in the picture with her shades. Wherever did you get it? Is it one of those bands that the bows are interchangeable? Congrats on making it back to work. At least you get spring break and then summer break. For me, it is back to work in 3 weeks for...well, forever! I am going to be working three days a week in the field and 2 at home, so she will be with me then :)

Leanne said...

I am so glad to hear you made it through the week! It just gets easier from here! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

amy said...

Glad it went well for both of you! I love the sunglasses Audrey is wearing...where did you get them? I need to get Claire some!

Jessica said...

The thought of going back to work and leaving your child is terrifying at first, but once you get back into the swing of things, it is most certainly easier for mom & baby. My own daughter cries sometimes when I pick her up from daycare because she's having so much fun! Do you take Audrey to a relative during the day, or a daycare?

Those sunglasses are the cutest... Natalie has a pair too!

Shannon said...

Wow! She is getting so big. What a little movie star. I must say, the bow looks great too. :)