"It's just another Manic Monday, ohhhwoowaw, I wish it was Sunday, ohhwoowaw, 'cause I don't have to Run-Day... " I loved that song, and that was the story of my life today. Today was my first day back to "normal." (if such a thing ever exists after giving birth)
The day started at 5 AM this morning. I took my shower last night to alleviate some of the push for this morning, and that seemed to work out well. While I need a shower to wake me up in the morning, I refuse to get up earlier than 5 AM to start getting ready. So I got myself ready and had breakfast. I got Lani dressed and got her breakfast while Allen got Austin stirring and got breakfast for him. By this time, it's 6:30 AM and it's time to feed Eli. I feed Eli, and wash the final pump parts for work. We left at 7:10, and lo and behold... I forgot the bottles (My milk jugs are attached!!), and had to turn around and get them. So, my routine was thrown a little behind, but not too much.
Eli was my first drop off. I had 4 arm loads of stuff to carry into Mom's for him, but I managed to get it all in one trip except the stroller, and had to come back for it. He was zonked out, thank goodness. I honestly think if I had locked eyes with him, I would have had a meltdown. I think I had most of my emotional meltdown last night. I was so nervous, I was literally shaking when I went to bed because I knew if I went to sleep that my full time excitement with my baby would come to a screeching halt. Unfortunately, exhaustion consumed me, and I was off to sleep.....
Austin was the second drop off, and that was a non-event... same thing as the last 3 months. Lani was my final stop, and she hugged me, kissed me, and was on her way. I was officially on my way to work.
I got there to a welcoming fanfare. They were holding the door for me...clapping, cheering and carrying on. I truly felt like my presence was missed....which is a good feeling. The day was pretty uneventful, and a lot of people haven't even recognized that I'm back to work just yet... but it's coming. All in all, I'm glad to be back to normal (whatever normal is now!).... Everyone wants to know the one thing that I've missed the most.... that would have to be my paycheck. :) I've certainly missed that.
Luckily, we belong to an AWESOME Sunday school class... they are providing supper for us ALL WEEK since it's my first week back at work!! We are truly blessed to be a part of this class!
Today was just another day. It'll take me a few months to get in the swing of this new routine. I'll get there... one day at a time...