Friday, December 19, 2008

Our Fridays

I'm off from work on Fridays... and though it means working 10 hours each day monday-thursday, is really worth it to have three full days with the kid, making for a little longer weekend. Fridays are OUR day and i hate when anything causes us to even have to leave the house! So my 9am dental appt ended up being canceled. I used the icey weather as an excuse but deep down i know if it hadn't of been icey, i would have found another reason! he's taken to getting up again at night, and the most during the weeknights (of course!). So when he wakes at 3:30am, i finally get him back down around 4:15am, i just stay up because my usual wake up time for work is 4:30am! those nights are rough... if all else fails, we put him in the carseat and he will snooze till 8 or 8:30am in there. He's always slept best in the carseat! and its incredibly tempting to just put him in there at 8pm (his bedtime) during the week but he does okay in the crib so we always start him there. Last night was much better - he was only up once. I nursed him, and he went right back to sleep, in the crib! yippee.

Yesterday I go to pick him up at daycare... there is a window where you can look in before the entrance to his room. I also look for him before i go in, to see what he's doing, if he's happy, etc. I see a baby sitting on the floor... for a split second i thought, oh well thats not him, that babies too big. Then to quickyl realize, crap, that IS him!! wow, is he growing!! i couldn't get over it. He was sitting on the floor across from another baby boy his age. Both with boppies around them, sitting up, sharing toys. Too cute! I wish i had the camera.... then he looks up, spots me, and GRINS:) We drive home together and i talk to him briefly, then stop and turn on christmas music, knowing he's asleep.


Julia said...

It must be tough working like that! I worked for all the years prior to having my kids and had been working at home several days a week before the housing collapse. I feel for all the full time working moms and know how hard it must be. I feel luck to be at home and not stressed out about work and then not being with my kids etc. It is very hard to balance everything. It is great to have the ability of the four day week. Thank goodness for small favors, so to speak. Just wait until he starts to crawl. Then the real fun begins. :)

Leigh Anne said...

thanks for your comments on my blog! the carseat tip for sleeping was a hit...well, we used her bouncy seat as it plays music, but...same difference, LOL.

Your son is adorable!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

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