Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Back to Work

Can you believe that this was almost 3 and a half months ago??


I can't. The cliches are true. Time really does fly once you have a baby. Sweet Caroline is now a smiling, happy girl.


Today is my last day of maternity leave. I can't believe it is over. I am so sad I won't be spending all day with my baby girl, but a part of me is ready to be back at work. I've worked hard to get where I am, and I am pretty darn good at what I do. I stopped by my office today to pick up my laptop, and seeing my boss and coworkers really got me excited. I miss the structure and challenges that my job throws at me. It'll feel good to get back in the middle of the chaos. I know that it won't be easy and I will miss Caroline SO much, but I am ready to give this whole working mom thing a try.

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers, as tomorrow will surely be a tough day!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More This and That

It's been over a month since I posted about breast feeding. I'm happy to report that we've come a long way and I feel like we've got this thing down. Breast feeding really works for us now. However, on Sunday Caroline had a rough day. She was fussy and we just could not figure out what she needed. Throughout the day she nursed, but she constantly latched on and off each time. At night she straight out refused to nurse, and I was heartbroken that maybe there was a supply problem or that she just didn't want to nurse anymore. She took a bottle of milk from AJ before bed and then proceeded to sleep 11 hours. She woke up in the morning happy and rested and has been nursing like normal since. I didn't realize how much I wanted to keep doing it until it was almost taken away.

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Sometimes during the day, I can't wait until Caroline's bedtime so that I can get a break. Then bedtime rolls around and I don't want to put her in her crib. I really miss her when she's sleeping. I wish I could be more cognizant of that feeling during the tough moments. Motherhood can be such an emotional roller coaster.

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I love cloth diapering, but stuffing and folding diapers every other day is kind of a pain. I'm nervous about how it's going to work out once I go back to work. Right now I do diaper laundry during the day, but that obviously won't be the case when I'm back at work. Maybe over the next couple of weeks I will wait to do the laundry until the evening, just so I can get an idea of how it will work. Exciting stuff, I know.

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I wish I had other things to talk about besides baby, baby, baby, but that's my life these days. We do have some other things coming up in the next few weeks though.

Later this month we are staying at a resort right around the corner from our house. My parents bought as a package for our 4th anniversary back in July. We are getting a couple's massage, having wine and cheese delivered to our room afterwards, and then get breakfast in bed the next morning. We will also squeeze in a nice dinner. We haven't decided if we will just eat at the hotel or go out somewhere. Either way it will be our first overnight away from Caroline. I am glad that she'll be with my parents and we'll just be a mile away if anything comes up!

In November we are road tripping up to Syracuse to see Zac Brown Band at the Carrier Dome. We saw them when they played with Kenny Chesney two summers ago and they were awesome. Our group of friends are all going together so it should be a blast. Caroline will be staying with my parents again, but we haven't decided if we will stay at my brother's place in Syracuse or drive back home after the concert. Either way, I know she will be fine and that we'll have lots of fun!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Maternity and Newborn Photos

We finally have all our maternity and newborn photos back. Here are a few of my favorites!








There are so many more newborn photos that I love, but I don't want to bore you. If we are facebook friends you can see them all on there.

I already made a book of our maternity photos, now I just need to make one of the newborn photos!