The one where mama goes back to work

Monday, March 4, 2013
It has been a bittersweet day. After eight weeks off of work and spending almost 24 hours a day with my little man, I went back to work. I absolutely love my job and work, and there is definitely part of me that is glad to be back. However I would be lying if I said it was easy to leave Perry this morning.

We are blessed beyond measure that I was not dropping our eight week old baby off at a daycare this morning. Between Andrew and my work schedules, we can be home with Perry all but 1-2 days per week, and my sweet sister-in-law who works part time and stays home with her kiddos has agreed to keep him the days we can't.

So this morning my alarm went off at 5:30 so I could finish getting ready. I woke Perry up at 6 to feed him and got him ready. Somehow or another we were able to get out the door by about 6:45...well it was almost 6:45 but I realized when I went to put Perry in his carseat he had decided to poop between that moment and his last diaper change 20 minutes we dealt with that then we were out the door.

I took Perry over to Emily's in plenty of time for her to get him in the car and take Ben to school. Then I rejoined the millions (seemingly) of other people trying to get over the mountain into Huntsville during rush hour. The construction on Governors drive has caused all sorts of issues...definitely haven't missed the commute the past 8 weeks. But I made it to work minutes before 8:00 which was awesome. I was just sure I would be late (and I am sure there will be many mornings in the near future that will not go as well and I will be).

Perry had a great time hanging out with aunt Emily and cousin Kate today. I pray they will continue to have good days together. Emily sent me updates and pictures throughout the day which was awesome.

Kate was super excited to see Perry show up this morning

I hear he really liked watching Kate (and Ben once he was home from school) play. The Eckley house is definitely more lively than ours.

Between myself, Andrew and Emily, our schedule is a bit of musical baby care taking. But no matter what day of the week it is I know Perry is getting lots of love and care. A trade-off to our work schedules and avoiding daycare is that there is not a lot of time for our family of three to be together. A prayer we have is that we will enjoy and savor the times we have as a family and that Andrew and I will continue make time for each other. 

For now it is time to get ready for bed...but we survived day 1 of mama back at on to tomorrow.

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