Thursday, November 4, 2010

The first week

So in case you guys forgot, this was my first week back to work. That probably explains my lack of posts. All I can say is I survived, and it really turned out better than I was expecting. My mom watched Miss E the first two days I worked, then Kev watched her today (probably explains why there was no tears this week). It was great to see coworkers, patients, but most of all, my time at work made me really treasure the time I had with E at night. I have never anticipated coming home more than this past week. Don't get me wrong, I love coming home to Kev and Truman, but there is something about that cute little face that makes me feel completely giddy to come home.
Nothing quite warms my heart like this.
I didn't even take time to get out of my scrubs.

Probably the worst part about being back at work was pumping. Not my favorite thing at home, but REALLY not my favorite thing when I have to sit on a dirty bathroom floor. Plus, it's not like I have a job I can just choose when I want to pump...I feel like I never have time and I always feel rushed. Thank goodness for an iPhone to pass the time! A good friend gave me a piece of advice that has been really helpful. She said her lactation consultant told her if she did not have time to wash her pump parts, she could just put them in the refrigerator and it was still okay to use them the next time. This has been GREAT advice for me, because who really has time to wash their pump parts in warm soapy water every time? This is probably TMI for some of you reading this, but I wanted to share this helpful tidbit.
My mom texted me this picture while I was CUTE!
Another elusive it!
Family pic at Elliott's dedication. I wish she was looking, but it was a race against the clock to take the picture before she got fussy.

I really wanted to post this really cute video of E talking. It is so cute, but I can't get it to work. Hmmm...maybe I'll try again tomorrow.


  1. I'm glad you survived your 1st week back at work! Sounds like things went well. I love the tip about putting the pump parts in the fridge because I get so tired of cleaning them 3 times a day. Thanks!

  2. Ah. I'm glad you made it. I was praying for ya sis. I'm so glad you posted again. I realize you were back at work, but I've been checking every day waiting for another post. She is such a cutie. I love those new smiling pictures! So fun!!!

  3. I've been thinking about you this week! Glad to hear it went well. She is so gorgeous, I LOVE that first pic of you two :)

  4. I'm glad you had a good week back! I also appreciate the refrigerator advice - that will be really handy when I have to go back. Elliot is as adorable as ever - don't you just love all the smiles now! :)

  5. I am so glad your week went well back at work. I have been thinking about you a lot! Love the pics of Elliot. She is getting more and more adorable!