Back to real-life

Well today was my first day back at work. I was more than ready to get back to my job. I really missed working and mainly the people I work with! I have said that Stratton is WAY more demanding than Kelly (my boss) is!! A screaming baby is not quite as understanding when you are busy and can't get to what they want at the moment. There is no rationalizing with a baby! I was nervous about how the morning would go. . . feeding, changing, getting everything loaded in the car, racing across town to drop Stratton off and then making it to work by 8am, but it wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. Jarrod got up with him at 5am and fed him, changed him and put him in a clean onesie. So he was good to go when I got ready to leave. And thankfully after Jarrod feed him he went back to sleep and didn't make a peep until right before I got ready to leave, which was around 7:15. I was out the door by 7:25 and I got to Kayce's at 7:45! I knew traffic was going to be bad, but I had no idea how long it would really take. I was on the road for almost 45 minutes this morning. That's longer than my drive to Waldenburg when I worked at that office! I am going to have to try a few different routes and see which one is going to be the fastest. Work was ok, I feel a little lost since they have moved into the new office while I was gone and there have been many changes in my absence. I guess it will just take a while to get back into the groove. I left work about ten till five and picked Stratton up. Aunt Judy was at Kayce's so I visited with them for just a minute. It was 5:30 and Stratton was supposed to eat at 5:30, so I thought I'd better hurry home and try to avoid a breakdown in the car. Kayce said he was good today. I didn't have time to get the minute by minute playback but as long as she isn't standing in the driveway with his bags packed when I show up to get him, I'll take that as  good thing and just assume he wasn't too much of a terror. We got home just before six and Jarrod fed him a bottle as soon as I could get it fixed. Right now it is 8:25pm and so far he hasn't been asleep for more than 10 minutes since we got home! I hope this means he is going to sleep good! The night time formula seems to be working. Last night he ate at 11:30 (it took him a full hour to eat, though. . I was getting at least 3 oz down him one way or the other, even if it took all night! ) and then he didn't wake up again till a little before 5am, so we got maybe 4 1/2 hours of sleep.  I would prefer a good 6 hours between the night feeding and the morning, but 4 is better than 2, I know I shouldn't complain!

By the time I got home tonight I was wore out. Seriously, I could have gone to bed at 6pm.  I don't know how we are going to do this everyday. I assume I'll get used to it eventually. Jarrod reminded me that today is just day one and it will get easier everyday. . . let's hope. Luckily, I have an amazing husband who cooked us supper and is now feeding Stratton so I can have a few minutes to myself. I checked my email & blogs, I baked some chocolate chip biscuits. . .baking and cooking always helps me unwind. . . and now I am headed to my long awaited bubble bath and hopefully a good night's sleep. . . or at least a few good hours!