I have been back to work nearly 2 weeks now. It has been an adjustment. I find that I am OK in the morning, but by afternoon I miss her like crazy making it difficult to focus. I do my 'Mom Duty' in a little conference room which is a bit strange as well but I am getting used to it, it saves us money and keeps my baby girl healthy so I will keep it up. I am TIRED by the end of the day which has put a damper on my running... Although last night I was able to bust out a PPPR- Post Pregnancy Personal Record running a 5K in our HILLY neighborhood with MM. We finished with a 28:27, my goal was sub 30 so I was pretty thrilled. Taking baby steps to getting my speed back, for now I will push it when I have juice in the tank.
Below is photo proof of her growth, I was not great at taking photos on the exact day week by week but close enough.
|1 Week- barely focusing with no hand control|
|2 Weeks- The sleepy stage|
|3 Weeks- More alert and tracking those around her|
|4 weeks- Seeing real smiles off and on|
|5 Weeks- Starting to get into a routine, she LOVES to sleep on Mommy and Daddy|
|6 Weeks- Really showing her personality and getting cuter by the minute|
|7 Weeks- Sleeping beauty loves to nap in her carseat and the jogging stroller|
|8 Weeks- Smiling, making eye contact and playing little games with Mommy.|
- Napping on Mom and Dad
- Watching her brothers play
- Her carseat
- Helping Daddy around the house in the baby carrier
- Bright colors
- Her swing
- Visits from Grandma and Auntie
- Sucking on her hands
- Pacifier, she may take one when she is really tired but overall she is not a fan
- Wet/dirty diaper, she wants to be changed almost immediately
- Being cold after the bath
- Going to sleep before 9:30 or 10 at night
- Waiting to be fed
- Hats, she will pull them off
- When Daddy is loud cheering on his team or sneezing
- The dark
On the running front I have a 5K I may run next weekend...although I dont feel fit to race it will be fun to get back out there. I will keep you posted if I do run.
Hope everyone is doing great... and as Ellen says "Be Kind to One Another."