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).
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