Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Back To Work I Go...

I cannot believe that this is my last week of maternity leave. I know it's so cliche but it really does seem like just yesterday that Owen and I walked out of the hospital with our second beautiful little girl, and now I'm preparing to take her to daycare next week!

We are trying to get our routine down this week to be ready for next week. I have been getting up before Owen leaves for work to have my shower, and I have to say that I'm not any more tired at the end of the day for doing so. Plus it's nice to get my shower in without worrying that Morgan will start crying while I'm soaking wet!! We have also been trying really hard to keep Samantha on her schedule - she is a very routine-oriented child and functions at her best when we keep her on schedule. I know the first few days will be touch and go so I plan to allot extra time in the mornings to work out the kinks.

Another thing I've had to do is go shopping!!! None of my clothes fit. I still have about 10lb of baby weight left to get rid of and as a result, none of my pre-pregnancy clothes fit. I have found several outfits on Pinterest that I like and I have been trying to piece together similar outfits. I'm trying not to spend too much money since I hope to not be wearing these outfits for very long!!

And lastly - I am packing up diapers, wipes, cream, crib sheets and blankets to take them to daycare for when Morgan starts on Tuesday. I cry each time I think about it. Don't get me wrong - I am looking forward to going back to work and interacting with adults but I will miss my sweet baby :(. I am still a tad concerned with her two hour feeding schedule and the fact that she still won't take a full bottle, but I'm hoping that once mommy isn't around that she'll space herself to every three hours (thinking here that maybe she eats so frequently because I'm here and she's "bored") and that she'll take a bottle better when that's her only option. Needless to say, Tuesday is gonna be rough for this mommy!!

But, I gotta "bring home the bacon" so it's back to work I go on Tuesday. Wish me luck folks!!!