Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bentley is 3 months!

Three months seems like such a huge milestone, no? Just me? Whatever, it feels huge to me probably because it means I go back to work this week. This month Bentley...

  • weighs in at 11 lbs 2 oz. Is wearing 0-3 and 3 month clothing and size 1 diapers
  • Giggles! It's the funniest little sound and always makes me smile. He giggles over faces, funny noises, and big sister Fynn.

  • is such a happy little guy. It seriously melts my heart daily just to see how happy he is. He wakes up from naps grinning, always has a smile for people and just radiates happiness and enjoyment.
  • is a decent sleeper. Most nights he goes down between 7 and 8, gets up around 1 or 2 to eat and then is up around 7 in the morning. Not bad :)
  • During the day he takes 3-5 naps that range from 30 minutes to 4 hours. I'm hoping these become more predictable this summer.

  • is trying to roll from back to belly. I think he just likes to be on his belly because he tries to roll when on his back, but doesn't when on his belly.
  • Loves on his big sister. I really hope this lasts. These two are just so in love with each other. They have such joy in just seeing each other and already try to communicate and play. I couldn't ask for a better sibling relationship and am so, so, proud of Fynn for being such an amazing big sister.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Time is running out... and I'm cool with that.

I have less than three days left of my maternity leave, and I'm actually okay with that. Thursday I go back to work, and I'm actually looking forward to it. Yes, I'm stressed about pumping schedules and worrying about my teeny-tiny human being taken care of someone other than myself, but I'm looking forward to a little more routine and having the end of the school year with my students.

Why I'm okay going back:
  1. Yeah, it's 16 days. I can do just about anything for 16 days. Seriously. And then I get summer vacation. So no matter how much going back sucks, it's so temporary that it's laughable.
  2. I want to have these last weeks with my students. I've been their teacher in some way for three years now, so having closure at the end is a great feeling.
  3. I miss my work friend. I work with some amazing people, and not seeing them every day for 14 weeks is giving me the sads.
  4. I can pee by myself there. Such an underrated luxury that only moms tiny humans can really appreciate
  5. Great childcare; my mom and Drew's mom are both taking the kids for a couple of days and the rest will be spent at daycare with the sweetest, kindest, most loving childcare provider I could ever ask for. All three of the women who will be watching my tiny humans while I'm at work are amazing and will love on my kids as if they were their own... what more can a mama ask for?
  6. I don't have to have the naptime battle with the toddler. That one explains itself.
  7. The last couple of weeks of school are filled with fun stuff: field days and assemblies and the palpable excitement of impending summer makes it easy to enjoy the last couple of days
  8. Did I mention it's only 16 days?

Why I'm not okay going back:
  1. The thought of someone else caring for the teeny tiny human for 8ish hours a day makes my heart sink
  2. The end of the school year is chaotic and busy... meaning making the time to pump and get coverage for my class may get dicey, but it has to happen
Yep, that's it. So you can see that my reasons for being okay are numerous and important.

I can do this... at least for 16 days :)
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