Tuesday, January 6, 2009


You all are pretty darn amazing. Thanks for checking in, emailing, and joke telling. I'm not going to lie...the day pretty much sucked but I made it through in one piece. There were a few highlights though:

- Mr H telling me when I got home that "she's a lot of work". Nice for him to finally realize that!
- my boss approaching me about starting a Virginia branch of our outreach division with me leading it up. Best part about this...it is a work from home position. We'd still need some type of part-time childcare for times I am with families or clients, but Sweetness could be home with me probably 3 days a week. How awesome would that be! It all probably wouldn't get put into motion until the new school year starts in July but it sure would be easier to get up and leave her every day knowing it was short term.

The negatives:

- Sweetness barely slept at all and apparently screamed bloody murder for large chunks of the day. Even her new-found blankie (this was the best accidental discovery ever) couldn't console her.

- While we're lucky she will take a bottle, she pretty much will only take the edge off her hunger with it. Yesterday morning she only ate 2.5 oz. And then for the afternoon...well apparently she will only submit herself to the indignity of a bottle once per day. She wouldn't touch the thing. So she was one hungry girl by the time I got home. I think I spent most of the evening nursing. Today she chowed down and finished a full bottle so hopefully this was a short-lived protest.

oh...another good thing. She had her best sleep ever last night!! Went down around 7:45, woke up at 1:30 to eat and then went right back down until 6:30. Now if only I hadn't had crazy insomnia from 1:30-4 I might feel a little bit rested!

and one more negative...I have now worn the only 2 pairs of non-jeans I have that fit. Not sure what to do about tomorrow?

I feel like I should end on a positive so here's another thanks to all of you. It made me feel so much better every time a new comment showed up in my inbox.

oh...and this is the last thing I promise. Please go over and vote for Mel. We all know how freakin awesome she is...let's make sure the rest of the world knows it too!!


battynurse said...

That work from home thing sounds awesome. Sorry that she protested the bottle yesterday. I hope that today is going much better.

Bean said...

Sorry I didn't email yesterday, but glad to hear the good news about the work situation. More time with the baby AND no commuting!

Hope the days get easier for you both!

Jen said...

They'll get into a routine too. It will just take them a little time. And it is nice that she can have a little Daddy bonding time. (And nice that he is forced to see how much work a baby is.)

Julia said...

Eh.. keep alternating them until you can't stand it anymore and buy two more pairs. I did. :)

The job for the fall sounds fabulous. I hope it works out.

Jennifer said...

Cool that you'll be able to work from home and be with your sweetpea most of the week!

muffinandbear said...

I'm new to your blog - but can't help but tell you that it will get better. They don't eat well in the beginning - but she will get better at the bottle. My oldest (who is now 5) didn't like the bottle for weeks. Would only eat like 4 oz during the day. It made for long nights - but she got better.

Good luck and good sleep!!!

sara said...

I'm glad to hear about your work situation and the great sleep for the little one! I hope you had an okay holiday (I've been a bad blogger lately) and that this year continues to go great. Don't you hate it when you can't sleep at times that the little one actually falls asleep for once at night. You're so right...that's the worst type of insomnnia :-)