Well, I completed 3 days of work this week. Honestly, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I knew this is what I would always do but the anticipation of going back was hard. Once I was at work though it was like I was never gone. I really like my new position so far, I am already learning new things and really excited about this challenge. I am also happy because I feel confidence now in my abilities. I know I can do this job and I think I will do a good job:-)
Jonathan has adjusted ok too. I can tell he does miss me though and I he definitely prefers me to a bottle which is a great mommy feeling. Fortunately, work is over accommodating to nursing mothers (they are making several upgrades to the pump room and even adding another one on my floor). This will help me achieve my goal of nursing him for a year because I think I’ll be able to pump with more ease than expected. Jonathan has a pretty good routine at night now- eat when I get home from work around 5:30 then a longer wake time followed by another feeding between 7:30 and 8:30 and then he’s asleep by 9. We wake him around 11 or 11:30 though for another feeding in hopes that he will sleep all night. So far he’s gotten up at 5:30, 3:30 and 4:30. Hopefully he’ll get it soon!