Friday, April 10, 2009

Week of firsts....

This has been my first week back at work. It has been really difficult getting back into the swing of things. My co-workers have been really supportive of me. I am happy to say that I can now see the top of my desk. I didn't realize how much paperwork one could accumulate in 8 weeks.

My return to work also means that this was Baby K's first week of daycare. On Monday morning K and I took Baby K to drop him off. His teacher had made a sign to hang on his classroom door which read, "Welcome K." My eyes teared up when I kissed him bye, but I fought back the tears. Monday was a very hard day for me. Leaving my poor, innocent child with people I barely knew. What if he needed me? Would they take as good care of him as I do? It was a day full of questions. I called around lunch to check on him, and I was told he was doing wonderful. He had slept most of the day. K picked him up on Monday, because I have school. So, I didn't get to lay my eyes on my child until 9pm that night! It was a terribly long day, but I survived.

When I got home from class on Monday, all I wanted to do was love on Baby K. As soon as I picked him up, he started crying. K told me that he had been so fussy all evening. He had a cough that was just starting and his nose was yucky. So, this was also Baby K's first cold. Baby K spent his first night sleeping in Mommy and Daddy's room sitting up in his bouncy seat.

On Tuesday, Baby K went to daycare, but I called to see how he was since he was so fussy the night before. His cough had gotten so much worse and he was now running a low-grade fever. [Impecable timing!] On Wednesday, I missed my first day of work, since returning from Maternity leave (yes, that's a whole two days later) to take my sick little boy to the doctor. He has his first ear infection(s). Thank heavens the doctor gave him an antiobiotic.

Yesterday my mom kept him for me so I could work. Today, our daycare is closed in observance of the Easter holiday, so K's sister is keeping him. So--we have paid $170 for 2 days of daycare this week... Good times....

And lest I forget, this will be Baby K's first Easter. I can't wait to take him to church Sunday in his new Easter outfit, but more importantly, I can't wait until he's old enough to understand the true meaning of Easter.

6 comments:

Alex and Jill said...

This sounds like it was a tough week of firsts. I hope Baby K feels better very soon. I will be praying for you, as you have to leave your baby boy each day. :(

((HUGS))

Jen&Carter said...

Thanks for the comment. We are getting excited.
I am sorry that you and Baby K week was not a very good one, I hope that he feels better soon, poor baby. Praying that in the weeks to come it is better.

Joy said...

Oh what a hard week! It will get better, it will!!!

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

oh my goodness! poor little guy and poor mama for having so much to deal with your first week back at work. have faith that it will only get easier!

Mel said...

Tough week. This post made me tear up, you know we are just a few weeks from where you guys are and it hurts me inside every day. I pray you'll have strength to get through it and that precious boy will get strong and healthy ASAP!
*hugs*

I Believe in Miracles said...

Ugh. What a first week. I'm dreading this day already...
~~HUGS~~