Tuesday, March 9, 2010

She hasn't written in HOW LONG?

It's been eleven weeks since Danny was born, and I was able to write one post.  One post about his birth, and I didn't even finish the story!  (As a quick attempt: he's healthy, he's happy and he poops once a day.)  It sounds so clich√©, but having a baby is one of the few absolute excuses one can whip out in life. 

"You've stopped calling."
I had a baby. 

"You look exhausted!" 
I had a baby. 

"You ate all the Cheese Balls!" 
I. Had. A. Baby!!! 

Now I only read about sleep training and tummy time; I consider it a good day if I can manage to make dinner, or leave the house --  or shower.  Showering used to be the most mundane thing I did each day, and now I actually look forward to it.  Working out was something that I had to get out of the way, and now it feels a bit like luxury time.  Did you know that you can watch an entire movie on the treadmill if you time it right?   It's the little things.

On Monday, I return to work.  After twelve weeks of spending my days with the boy, (and the last six weeks of my pregnancy, watching doctor-prescribed television,) I will shower daily and get in the car before a morning nap of my own.  I tried not to think about it all winter.  Spring will be here, and then it'll just happen... 

Well, now it's spring.  Possibly time to get out of the house, Suze.

My parents and Karen's will take turns watching him during the week, so he'll be well-loved and well-coddled, to say the least.   I, on the other hand, will have to actually focus on something. 


 This could prove to be quite an adjustment.


  

9 comments:

  1. He's beautiful! Good to hear an update. And best of luck in going back to work!

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  2. He's really darn cute! :) We are currently fostering an almost 10 week old girl and I totally get the shower is a luxury and worrying about how to get out the door and actually do something productive. I was only home with her for 2 weeks! I wish you lots of luck.

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  3. oh ladies, he is *beautiful*!!!
    good luck with the back-to-work adjustment, its no fun :(

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  4. I missed you! WOW he is just gorgeous. So good to hear that all is going well. Best of luck with the return to work.

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  5. lucky with the parents. beautiful!

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  6. Oh he's so lovely!

    I hope your transition back to the working world goes smoothly. I'm sure the grandparents will love the time with him--I know my dad loves his days with Monkey!

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  8. That last picture is the best!!

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  9. Thanks Suze! We're doing well with bfing now, but only b/c i turn to formula when it doesn't work well

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