Crazy Week

My husband was traveling all week for work, which of course I didn’t mention in blogland because, well, creepers. I kind of want to give myself a round of applause because I managed on my own. I know that all of you experienced moms are rolling your eyes, but this was my first time and I did it. I feel pretty proud.

I have been back at work for 3 weeks now and it’s been an emotional, exhausting, roller coaster. I am ready to be back at work (as ready as I could be knowing that I can’t take another 6 months off), but managing a 4.5 month old and trying to get myself into professional mode has definitely been a huge adjustment.

Also, where did my full brain function go? I miss being able to form coherent sentences.

When J told me that he had to leave for 3 nights on a business trip I didn’t flinch because I thought that it wouldn’t be a big deal, but having him away for 4 days was harder than I expected. I still haven’t figured out a “routine” (if that’s even possible) for our morning, so balancing getting myself ready and Simon ready and over to the nanny before my meetings started seemed like a major feat each morning.

Unfortunately, our nanny also had a sick day in the middle of the week, so this week just seemed really long and really exhausting and now I am very glad that we’re approaching a relaxing weekend. I feel like I slept badly and I am really excited to have J (and his parents!) around this weekend so that I can catch up on some sleep.

There were a few times when I had to get things done around the house in the morning or before bed and without the extra set of hands, I was really grateful for this and this, both of which seem to be endless entertainment for Simon. He is seriously OBSESSED with that banana.

I think that the highlight of my week was these pictures via text from our nanny. Simon was introduced to paint yesterday and that makes me so incredibly happy. Him too, I think.


Photos by nanny Jo, art by Simon.

That masterpiece is absolutely going to be framed.

I am so grateful for what I have. My heart is incredibly full. Now I just need to bank some sleep so that I can do it all again on Monday (with J this time, luckily).

Happy weekend.

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8 thoughts on “Crazy Week

  1. Congrats on your first few days alone with Simon! Absolutely something to be proud of and not taken lightly!!

  2. You are awesome!!!! Parenting is tough when it’s by yourself. 🙂 Justin is gone a LOT but I don’t talk about it on social media either…I’m actually always a little surprised at how open people are about things like that! Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

    • Thanks, Em. I actually was thinking about you, and Steph and so many others who do this ALL THE TIME. I am quite lucky that I haven’t had to yet, but man….

  3. Your baby is so cute! And what a great artist!
    Congratulations on being able to take care of him by yourself! it is hard work and I applaud you for being such a great mom.

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