|In his bumbo seat...I just sat him in it for this picture then put him on the floor....:)|
I am now back at work as of 01/23/12. Definitely a strange and guilty feeling but a good one at the same time. Missed the adult conversation and the awesome people I work with. I also actually enjoy my job and was just starting to figure things out and understand the systems more when I had to leave. Now it seems like I forgot everything! We took Jimmer to daycare a few times the week before just to get us all adjusted to the drop off/pick up system and so him and the daycare could become familiar with each other. What an absolute nightmare it is to go from being with him every second of every day to essentially leaving him at a strangers house. I sobbed when Nick and I dropped him off the first time but have since been better. He only goes for 3-4 hours a day because Nick works 2-11 pm so he keeps him in the mornings, drops him off when he goes to work out and then I pick him up at 4:15. I realize this is all a transition and that eventually won't be so heartbreaking. I know that me working allows me to give Jimmer a better life. I told Nick I can see how women decide not to go back to work but that's just not realistic. And if I were to take a job where I could take him with me to work, there would be a significant paycut involved!
|We love the baby bjorn!!|
PUMP IT UP
I am still exclusively breastfeeding all by pumping. This has actually turned out to be a wonderful thing. I now have somewhere around 170 frozen bags in the freezer...so many that this weekend we are going to purchase a chest freezer as we have NO more room. If I keep this up then I can stop breastfeeding sometime in May or June and still feed him breastmilk until he turns one which is the goal. In order to establish a supply I have had to pump every 3-4 hours since he was born and will continue until he's 3 months old in a week. Once he's 3 months old I can space these out more which will be nice. Currently I'm pumping when I feed him EARLY early in the morning/middle of the night, before I go to work, I use the lactation room at work 2-3 times a day, when I get home from work and then once before bed. So about 6-7 times a day. Soon I will be able to go 5-6 hours between which will be nice and I'll be able to skip the early morning session. There have been a few times where I've gone 6 hours when I pump after putting him down and then again when he wakes up and it's obvious my supply is up.
I feel great other than being tired. I played basketball a few times in the last few weeks which was fun. I actually surprised myself by not completely dying. The first time was at Coe with a bunch of girls that played college ball around the area. I loved getting up and down again and at 10 weeks post partum I was excited I was able to. I did completely mess my back up however from all the jumping and pounding that my body hadn't been through since being pregnant. I figured it would get better on it's own but after playing in my high school alumni game this past weekend it's obvious something isn't right and the chiropractor needs to be called. The alumni game was super fun though. I couldn't really move much but I refused to miss it.
|We got a night out with our friends Carlyn and Nick:)|
|Jimmer and His Mimi|
Otherwise all is great. He cracks me up sending me into belly laughs, I think his eyes are going to be green like mine (considering his entire face is a duplicate of Nicks this makes me happy), and he loves leg massages. He has completely changed our lives....I can't imagine my life without him. I have found in just a few short months I am a better person and suddenly incredibly selfless because of him. I am extremely grateful and humbled that God blessed us with him and I have never appreciated Nick or loved him quite like I do now. (sorry for the mushy overkill:))