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...