Sunday, January 18, 2009

Back To Work!!

My grandpa's funeral was on Monday and after five days in Iowa, we returned to the twin cities on Tuesday. We were lucky to make it back in between snow storms. It seems like there has been a blizzard about every other day!!

I returned to work on Wednesday after a five month hiatus. Five months is a REALLY long time to be away from work and I am finding it hard to get back into the swing of things and out of the loop after being gone for so long. We took the boys to Kindercare for the day and by Wednesday evening all three of us were EXHAUSTED!!! I think they did OK at the daycare, but they didn't sleep much. Normally they sleep 3-5 hours during the day and the first day they only slept about 45 minutes. Needless to say, they have been quite crabby!! As you can see to the pictures to the left, they were so tired they could barely finish their bottles. I was quite exhausted as well. I can't help but wonder how on earth Keith managed to go back to work those first weeks when the boys were born. They are sleeping through the night and I am tired - at that time, we had to feed them about every three hours during the night. Keith is a true rockstar in my eyes- being able to work, go to school and take care of the boys with minimal hours (I should probably say minutes) of sleep.

As for me, it is quite an adjustment to get used to only seeing the boys for a few hours at night. I really miss them during the day. I was fine dropping them off, but then called to check up on them at lunch and realized how much I missed them. They are having a hard time telling them apart at the daycare:) When I called, they said one was sleeping well, but the other one wasn't and I asked which one and they said the one in the "yellow". I think they are doing better now. I will need to be extra efficient at work now, since it isn't quite as easy to go in early, stay late or bring work home. By the time we get them home, feed them, wash bottles, make bottles for daycare, bathe them and get everything ready for the next day it is time for bed!! Keith has to go to Florida for a few days this week, so I am a little nervous about getting everything done. Grandma Susie is going to come up and help out, so that will be really nice since they have been extra cranky at night.

OK, I have rambled on long enough and would like to watch Desperate Housewives before I go to bed.

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Kellie said...

Love the overalls pic! They are getting so big!

Beth said...

The two of you are champs! You'll get back into the swing of things before you know it though you'll probably revise your definition of "normal." I haven't felt normal or rested for about six years now! :) Glad to hear the boys are sleeping through the night. It's so great when evenings are yours again! Best!


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