|Obviously Landon is not happy about me going back to work either!|
Rewind to October 4th and I thought three months of maternity leave seemed like forever! Then all of a sudden I blinked. Those precious hours turned into days, which turned into weeks, which turned into months. Now its already time to go back to work!
Looking back, I wouldn't trade my maternity leave for the world. I loved spending so much time with him and realize that my time with him is so precious. I won't act like it was always glamorous though, because it wasn't. We had a few real rough days in there and at that moment in time I couldn't get back to work fast enough. However, those rough days were the minority. Each week got a little easier, and now we are finally in a routine and I feel like I know what I'm doing. Of course that happens right when I have to go back!
We filled our three months with lazy time at home, lunch dates with friends, playtime with daddy (when he was off), two trips back to Nebraska, lots of Ellen DeGeneres, tons of walks (typically at least two per day), and various trips to the store. Most days flew, and I was typically exhausted by the end. Whether it was a good day or a bad day, I couldn't wait for Kyle to get home from work. Generally I started getting antsy around 4 or 5, which made for long nights when he'd get home late. Having these three months off has given me a new appreciation for stay-at-home moms and single moms. How do you do it?
I've also learned some random things during my time at home. Did you know?:
-Facebook is actually quite boring during the middle of the day
-Saved by the Bell is still on!
-Our mailman comes at 12:30 (almost exactly)
-Birds fly into our bay windows about once every two weeks. Typically scares the be-jeebers out of Landon, Lily, and I!
-The UPS guy comes to the door, lays a package on the porch, rings the doorbell, and runs back to his car. It's like he plays ding-dong-ditch as his full time job!
-The weekend newspaper gets delivered at 3:30 AM! (Obviously I learned this from being up at night, not being home during the day).
-People try to sell you random services (like lawn care or TV network providers) door-to-door in the middle of the day.
-There's no snooze button on the baby monitor. When the kiddo starts crying, your day has officially begun!
Told you it was a random list. I know nobody reading this cares what time my mailman comes. The point is, I didn't know how many insignificant but interesting things I'd learn by staying home!
Well, no more watching birds fly into the window. Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go!