Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Back to Work

Today is my first day back to work. To say that I was not ready to return is an understatement, however it is what is necessary for our family. I don't think there would ever be a time when I felt I was ready to go back to work and leave my baby with someone else to care for her - even though I know she is getting great care. It was hard to leave her this morning however, as I was getting ready to leave she opened her eyes (she had been sleeping) and smiled at me as if to say, "I'll be fine Mom". I kept my emotions in check when I left her, I was quite proud of myself actually because I was emotion last night just thinking about it and then this morning on the way to daycare they reappeared. When I left Kylie the first time I was an absolute wreck and I expected to be the same way this time but actually I felt at peace when I left Lacey, could have been the smile she gave me or maybe its because this time I'm comfortable with who I left her with (it was only the 2nd time I'd met them when I left Kylie) or maybe both. Either way it was so much better this time.

Of course I felt the need to call and check on her and of course she was doing just fine as expected. She was being a star student eating and taking her naps like a champ.

Greg picked up Kylie at little bit early to spend some extra time with just her before he has to go back to work (a little Daddy-Kylie time, she loves it) and said he saw Lacey and she seemed to be happy. So that made me feel good too!

Now I need to work on creating a good routine in the morning so we could actually be on time instead of 45 minutes late!

Here is her picture for her first day of daycare:


  1. Your girls are adorable. I know it is hard to go back to work after having a baby. I'm sure they will adjust just fine with Mommy working again.

  2. Oh, I know that had to be so tough for you. I pray that you can adjust as quickly as they probably will!

    P.S. The "glossary of words" is absolutely adorable!