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Monday, December 20, 2010

James Back to Work

So James was back to work today for his first whole day (he had done mornings only on Thursday and Friday last week). It wasn't too bad being alone with (Baby) James all day. I just had to do a lot of sitting on the couch, watching TV and feeding and rocking him, and rocking/bouncing him to sleep while walking around downstairs, and diaper changing. Honestly I didn't accomplish a whole lot besides.

I was able to finish drying and fold a load of cloth diapers, and to collect, wash, and dry all the baby laundry. I also unloaded half the dishwasher and ate not only breakfast, but lunch as well, along with nearly an entire bag of Newman O's.

We also took a trip to our chiropractor (Yaling) to get adjusted. He slept for the ride there and back, so from about 11 until almost 1--but besides that he didn't sleep for more than 20 mins at a time all day, so it was definitely a big challenge to accomplish anything.

I sort of could envision some kind of routine, though--one day when his schedule is more predictable, hopefully I'll actually be able to get some stuff done during the day . . .

I obviously missed (big) James while he was at work--I can't say how nice it was to have him home with us for an entire month. I feel really blessed and lucky to have been able to bond as a family like that during this important time of our new family. :-)


Alyssa said...

Glad to hear it wasn't too bad! I'm sure it will just get easier, especially as he gets older and has a more predictable schedule :)

Ella said...

Glad to hear you guys did so well! And actually, you got A TON done IMO! I was lucky to get myself fed on days when I was alone with baby when she was a month old. WTG!

mpence said...

Sounds like a very successful first day to me! Congrats!

And as for what I do/did...I don't know anything different! That is just what having a baby is for me, lol! (And w/o the internet, I wouldn't think anyone else did anything different either, lol!)

jrose35 said...

Good to hear you had a good day! I agree with Ella you did get a ton done I could not go out by myself with her until she was two months old I am proud of you! I noticed Kathleen got into a routine by three months and that was when it got easier. It sounds like you had a wonderful first day with your son!

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