Thursday, August 30, 2012

An Emotional Week

What an emotional week this one has been! Getting ready to go back to work next week and I am so NOT ready! Every day feels like a "last" to me (today is my last Thursday at home with him) and it is so hard not to dwell on that fact constantly. I'm trying so hard to enjoy each day that I have left, but it is hard! Nobody can prepare you for how hard it is to face leaving your baby... I am expecting to be puffy eyed and red faced on my first day of work - I hope I don't look hung over since it will be my first day of a brand new job.

I am so lucky that I found a new job before leave was over. Up until two weeks ago I was looking at returning to a job that had a 1 hour commute (each way) and an extremely exhausting, stressful 8 hour day. I had a lot of responsibilities at that job and usually came home completely worn thin. Now I am looking at a 15 min commute, 6.0-6.5 hour work days, and I am in charge of NOTHING. It is a much better scenario to return to - however it isn't making me feel any better...

Today was my last day of my beloved mommy and me group. I had a great time hanging out with the ladies I have been fortunate enough to bond with during the first three months of being a mommy. The support and camaraderie I experienced in this group has meant so much to me. I cannot imagine how things would be without this group. I have built friendships and have a network of support to lean on in all the crazy aspects of mommy-hood. I cannot say enough thanks for that group! Any new moms or soon to be moms out there - I highly recommend looking for a mommy and me group near you - you will not regret it! Thursdays have been the highlight of my week throughout maternity leave and I am so sad that I will no longer be able to attend. This has been the saddest of "lasts" so far.

Well -  I have four full days left of loving on my little boy before I have to become a working mommy. Here's hoping I survive....

Here's a cute pic from after our mommy and me group today - all worn out!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Two Months!

Little man is two months old! Didn't I just write a post about one month old?!?! He is growing like crazy - now weighing 13lbs 1oz and 23in long. His little twig arms and legs are now all roly poly and his cheeks are all chubby and adorable! 

So much has changed since he was born - it is quite incredible to watch him develop! He now holds his head up quite well, makes eye contact, and has started to visually track people. The most fun and exciting change this month, however, has been the smile! He now smiles in response to us with relative regularity. The first time my little guy looked right in my eyes and smiled up at me - it felt like my heart literally skipped a beat. That must be one of the greatest feelings in the world. 
Here he is smiling at Daddy...
Another fun first during Landon's second month was his first swim at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Although he did not like it initially - once he adjusted to the temperature, he LOVED it!
I can't wait to do swim lessons with him when he is a little bigger!! For now we are enjoying being able to play in Grandma and Grandpa's pool!!
We had a fun second month and are looking forward to another month of fun!