So, today was my first day back at work after having the baby. I felt like I was starting a new job, ya know? Luckily, I still know everyone there and only a couple were confused about where I have been.
Miss C is such a happy baby! She is all smiles, even in the morning when I am trying not to be sad about taking her to day care, or rather, school. The folks there think she is just the most adorable girl (yea, that's what they tell me, but they probably tell all parents that!) and she seems to not hate it. I don't really have much of a choice in either case. DH picked her up early (about 1230, it seems he does get out of work a tad bit earlier than I do on occasion!) and I snuck home a few hours later. Yep, I actually even called the place to make sure she was doing fine (her teacher encourage it. Said all the new moms do it).
Carried around a small photo album at the office, since most of the folks haven't met Miss C yet. I can't believe some of the conversations. Now that I am in the "club" some of the folks talk to me about things like labor and delivery, child care, colic, all sorts of topics that I had no idea about before. Its very interesting.
I have to do this all again tomorrow? Ugh. The most difficult part, I think, is going to be the lack of sleep. Its one thing to function at home with minimal sleep but another all together at the office. I tried to catch a quick nap when I got home from work but Miss C needed her mommy (I melted when she "ga"'d at me and held her arms out grunting to be held and, of course, fed by mommy). After she had a little snack, I laid her down for a nap and laid down near her and caught maybe 10 minutes. Better than nothing, I suppose.
Well, on the plus side, Miss C is getting socialized and again, she goes to a really good, trustworthy school. I am glad that I only have to do this for a week right now and then I can stay at home again for a couple more weeks. DH is right though, I will have to make sure to take Miss C to school daily, if even only for a couple of hours, to keep her used to it. I might just try to to catch up on a little sleep then. (That's probably why he suggested it, but DH is so sweet, he likes to let me pretend to come up with these ideas on my own, as sleep deprived as I am).
Ok, I have to finish and post this. Miss C is in her bouncy chair next to me, babbling and smiling and that calls for some serious attention! Hope you enjoy the pictures. I put some more in the flickr (yea, some are of the same scene and yes, I did photograph Miss C's hands and feet!) so be sure to check that out when you get a chance!