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Monday, June 22, 2009

Day One

Today is Day One...9 hours without my little man, 9 hours of catching up on emails, 9 hours of thinking about what my little man is doing without me, and 9 hours of pumping in the luxury of the lactation room...well not 9 hours, but 3 times a day. I didn't have a chance to visit the room before I left so today was the first. I was expecting a recliner or sofa or something, but it's just regular office chairs with a table, a clock, and some magazines. But I guess that's better than some places. A company I previously worked for, the women had to pump in the restroom! GROSS.

I am sad that I have to be away from him and was a little teary this morning, but overall I feel good about where he is. His sitter is hispanic and teaches her girls both English and Spanish, so he'll definitely benefit from that - especially since we're in Texas. Both of her daughters really like him and are into baby dolls right now so they are helping take care of him. And since he is the perfect child - only cries when wet or hungry, never fussy (knock on wood) he is a dream for anyone to watch. I can't wait to pick him up this afternoon to give him kisses!

I went to the gyno last week and told her I was still spotting since delivery and that I had a few days of bright red blood (versus old blood). During the exam, she said one of the internal tears I had seemed to have reopened and caused the bleeding. So then a few days of just spotting again and then on Friday - BOOM - back to looking like a regular period. Gone are the days of no period due to breastfeeding :0( I had to bust out my box of tampons from last JULY! BLECH. Now I have to think about diapers for the little one's bum and tampons for mine!! How lovely.

Mr. Miles started something new last week - a pouty bottom lip. We saw it for the first time when we put him in his swing and he looked up at the mobile and stuck his lip out. After buckling him in, we turned the swing and mobile on and he was all smiles! He has been so smiley lately. He makes me smile when he smiles! And he is cooing and babbling like crazy. It is too cute!

I know I am a week behind in posting a weekly pic. Haven't hooked up the camera lately. Will do soon, I promise.

How is everyone's Monday?

P.S. I forgot to say he is sleeping through the night about every 5 out of 7 nights! AWESOME! I got 7 hours of sleep last night before work. See...I told you he was the perfect baby!

5 nice things to say...:

Beautiful Mess said...

Awww I hope you have a good day at work. Sounds like your sitter is perfect! As is Miles, of course ;o)

Martha said...

He is the perfect baby. Best Wishes on first day back to work.

Stacey Queen said...

Good luck this week, it will get better. It sounds like you have a great sitter and that means so much. He does sound like the perfect baby...sleeping through the night is awesome!! Have a great week.

BrandiH2007 said...

I hope your day went well, sounds like you have a great sitter. And I'd love to have a lactation room here at work, I go out to my car, I don't mind now, but come winter I'm gonna have to figure something else out!
Glad to hear he's sleeping through the night most of the time!

Eve said...

Oh it's so hard to work with our LO's!!!! I started working longer hours myself and find myself missing my son so much when I'm away. Sniff, sniff. I hear ya!

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