The one while I was at work

Friday, June 21, 2013
When you have a baby you automatically get accepted into one of two sororities...the stay-at-home-moms (SAHM to use the proper lingo) and the working moms (I don't think we have an abbreviation...because who has the time to come up with one). Every mom makes the decision of what to do about working and childcare that is right for her family and I know there is some level of internal angst regardless of what path you choose...thats just part of motherhood.

I like to think I have the best of both worlds, working 4 days and being home 1 day each week. I absolutely love my job and find it hard to imagine not getting up and going to work and being a part of HudsonAlpha. It also makes me savor my precious day off with Perry each week. There are definite down-sides of trying to straddle the fence between SAHM and working mom. It is a giant balancing act and an act that I all too often don't do perfectly...times when I bring work home when I should be fully engaged with my family...and other times I too frequently check my phone (or blog) while I am at work. But most of the time it all balances out in the end. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

We are incredibly blessed to have family and friends help take care of Perry the day or two each week that neither Andrew nor I am home. One of the best parts of that (other than the constant TLC and reduction in germ exposure) is that I can get text, photo and video updates throughout the day. did we function before iphones...I digress.

Perry got loved on by lots of people on Wednesday. He spent the morning at Granna and Granddaddy's house and the afternoon at the Eckley house. Here is a little glimpse of his day through the lens of my (working mom) iphone text message stream:

Morning at Granna and Granddaddy's
"Interesting position to feed Perry"

"Dessert - rice pudding - sort of, kind of..."

"Boys hanging together"

Afternoon at Aunt Emily's
"Aunt Em gave me Cheerios"
"He really likes them"
"He didn't know quite what to think. But I'm really impressed with how good he did"

"They are bonding"

"Junk mail has kept him occupied for 30 minutes"

This is all to say "Thank You!" Gary, Ann and Emily for all the updates while I am at makes this whole working mom thing a million times easier!

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