Wednesday, 19 September 2007

To Work With You Mommy

On Monday I went back to work after being on Maternity Leave for ten months. It was one of the hardest things I've had to do.

I mean, the work wasn't all that hard. I like my job and fit right back into the flow of things easily. But leaving my baby was brutal. I cried all the way there. I WAS the baby that night. And I shouldn't complain. It's not like I had to leave Logan in daycare. I am only working three nights a week. Logan stays with Terry at home while I go off to work. It's a really good schedule for us actually. It gives us a bit more income without having to send our little guy off to daycare just yet.

But I'm still all silly about leaving him. And to top things off this week, Logan has his first cold this week. Boo :(

He has been stuffed up for two days now. Poor little guy is just learning how to sleep with his mouth open so that he can breathe. Of course, he doesn't sleep that much. Last night I got home from work at 10:00 and he was still awake. He eventually exhausted himself and fell asleep at 1:30 in the morning, waking up at 5:00 am for more milk.

Hopefully this is short lived and he gets better soon. He's not a happy camper right now and that makes mommy have double anxiety about leaving him to go to work.

All you can do for a cold is get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids. That's what we're trying to do with Logan (even though the rest part has eluded him). I guess we'll have to settle with a baby that plays a little less than usual. But at least he can keep up on his reading hehehe (check out the picture to the left for Logan's idea of good reading).


Anonymous said...

Hey Tawn...if Logan is stuffed up, you can buy a Benelyn plug-in that releases a Vicks vapour rub-type smell into the air when he's sleeping at night. You can get it in any pharmacy near the cold medications. Helps them breathe easier. Hope he feels better soon.

And a big hug re: going back to work. I put Devin into daycare this month, only 2 mornings/week but it was (is) really hard, especially since he wails when I leave. They know how to make you feel guilty...

Julie said...

Hey, forget the baby board book, moving straight to the papers, eh? I was glad to see it was The Lance and not The Sun girls that caught Logan's interest.

Must have been hard to return, but at least you're not jumping into full-time right away. Are your 3 evenings at RRC? I sure do miss teaming with you. (No teamers where I work now.)

Anonymous said...

It's amazing, but yes, my 3 evenings are at RRC. And apparently they have other night hours that run simultaneously with the ones I'm doing. I miss teaming with you too!
It sounds to me like you're more of a contractor out there than here. It's the same way at U of Calgary. No teamers :(