Friday, January 06, 2012

A very tough week...

This week was a very big week for our family.  After an amazing 4 month maternity leave, I had to go back to work, and the girls went to a new daycare.  I love my job, but nothing sucks more than putting your kids into full-time care.  The place we've chosen has actually been great, but it's going to take awhile to get adjusted.  Kylie had a rough first couple of days, but she's adjusting and eating/sleeping fine again at school.  Mya has really struggled, and I have a feeling it's going to be a long road ahead of us, before she's comfortable.  She hasn't been eating her lunch, has had several potty accidents, and today topped it off for Rob, she threw a HUGE tantrum when he was dropping her off.  Last night she screamed uncontrollably for about an hour prior to bed, due to major exhaustion and not wanting to brush teeth/put jammies on/go to bed.  Needless to say, this is major motivation to get our mortgage paid off early so we can be more flexible on being home with our kids.  I can't say it's been easy on me either... I've been getting up at 5:00-5:30 every day to get bottles and my 38 mile commute out of the way early.  We get home, make dinner, play for an hour, then it's time to get the girls to bed.  After that, it's time to do laundry (after 4 accidents on Tuesday, we've had to do it a lot more frequently), and clean/re-do bottles.  In the midst I'm trying to continue to breast feed... pumping and jockying all of the milk is a whole lot of work!   The good news in all is that I really love my job, and I've gone back to a temporary coverage for another co-worker on maternity leave.  It's back in the footwear area, so I'm pretty comfortable with everything, and I'm totally busy out of the gate... so I'm certainly not watching the clock.

Tonight we had a wonderful little 3 year old dancing around the living room again, and didn't cry before bed, knowing that we have two days at home together.  Please pray for us on Monday morning!  We'll all get thru it, but man it's tough to live through.  That's for sure.

1 comment:

Misses Monkey said...

Wow, sorry Julie & Rob that your first week was so tough. Unfortunately I don't have any "words of wisdom", but know that I am praying for you & your family to have a smoother week next week. I hear you on the pumping/schleping milk back & forth/making bottles. It can be such a burden, but remember how healthy it is for Kylie! You are such a great mom! And Rob, you are such a great dad! Your sweet little girl is just testing her limits.

Ian loves going to daycare, but recently has been putting up a fight to get dressed, brush teeth & get in the car to go to "school". I know once he's there he loves it. And I'm sure Mya will too!

Praying for you!