My first week back at work didn't exactly go as planned. I was super organized and had every detail figured out then Oliver's boss came to town for the entire week, which meant he didn't get home until midnight every night.
By Thursday I was just done, I may have texted Oliver the above picture with the caption "we pretty much hate you right now". Poor baby Aiden was being shuffled around and it was throwing off his sleep, Madison was in her last week of swim lessons and dance class which required a lot of logistics and running around for everyone. All he wanted was to sit on the couch and nurse, but Madison needed bathed, fed, etc. I would never, ever, ever make it as a single parent so it's a good thing I still like my husband. Plus if we get divorced I have to pay my parents back for the wedding :)
Things have finally calmed down a bit this week and it's been nice to get to actually hang out and enjoy my kids after work instead of running around trying to do everything. Aiden is getting into a good routine and sleeping better for my MIL and at night, he usually only wakes up once if at all between 10pm and 4am which is about all the sleep I'm getting.
Weirdly I'm getting less sleep, but 95% of the time I feel great during the day, hardly any afternoon slumps. I pretty much hop out of bed at 4:20am with little resistance and I think this is due to a few things. One - I 've made it a habit, even while on maternity leave I kept the same schedule and the more you do it the easier it is. Two - I take care of myself with exercise, good nutrition, and supplements. I can't say for sure that my Advocare is the cause of my well being, but I have a ton of energy and I rarely get sick even when the rest of my people are stricken with ailments. If it ain't broke then don't fix it! I'm just going keep on keepin' on :)
My family rocks my face off, nothing makes me happier than a text from my Mom that she made dinner. No mess, no dishes, my kind of night!
Oliver has this crappy phone that takes terrible pictures so I rarely get any baby photos from him, my Mom will send over some if she stops by though. I have to say that while I do miss him terribly I also enjoy my job and I think that makes leaving easier. I go to the gym at 5am Mon - Thurs and Aiden is sleeping when I leave on Fridays he's awake and it's actually a LOT harder to leave when he's being all kinds of cute.
I've been pumping twice a day in my office usually getting around 10-12 oz for the day, but the nights and weekends have been killer for my poor boobies. I don't get home from work until about 6:15 - 6:30 and he eats before I can get there so we are down to only nursing maybe once a day at night depending on how he sleeps at night. That really sucks because pumping blows, I'd much rather be holding him than being pumped like a milk cow. I didn't have to pump with Madison so this is all new to me. I also forgot my pump at work over the weekend and let's just say Oliver had to help a girl out, not fun.
Me and my man are attached at the hip every night and it's just fine by me! Madison and I actually argue over who gets to hold him :)