Friday, September 05, 2008

Back to Work

We survived my first week back to work. I'm so glad it was only a 4 day week because I don't know if I could have made it another day. I am exhausted. The first day Ross and I dropped Jackson off at day care together. I got emotional, but I was able to hold it together. I did pretty well until I called the day care and found out he wasn't sleeping well. Then I made sure to keep myself busy until I could leave for the day. When I picked him up he cried the whole way home. Then he ate and went to sleep only waking up to eat. That's how most of the week went, which meant we didn't get to see much of him this week, so I'm really looking forward to the weekend. I'm exhausted because I tried to get everything I was doing while on leave done in the evenings, which meant I stayed up too late. Then Jackson would wake me up around 2 to eat. I have a hard time getting back to sleep, so I only got about an hour of sleep after that feeding before it was time to get started for the day. I'm going to have to change my habits so I can keep going. It's hard not to want to try to do everything, but it's just not possible.

We think Jackson isn't sleeping well at day care because he's not used to the noise and the bright lights. Hopefully he will adjust quickly. The teachers have been great so far. They are great at communicating. I really feel like I still know what his day is like even though I'm not there. I think the week went about as well as it could. We just both need to work on getting more sleep!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you are such a trooper, elizabeth! i'll be watching closely as you navigate the "back to work" routine as i'm already dreading it with mason and we haven't even made it home from the hospital yet! hang in there -- we're still praying for you guys!