And I have to admit, I like working. I was nervous that while I was out -they would discover that they didn't really need me - my boss didn't get a temp for my job while I was gone. His theory was that everyone would take on 10% of my job, and it would all work out. More than one person said that it was more like 40% extra work. Ha! Definitely makes me feel good.
We got home last night, Aaron and I took the dogs and Hulk for a walk. Aaron fed him his bottle while I made dinner and our lunches for the next day. He passed out in his swing while Aaron and I ate dinner... and slept there for almost 2 hours. We woke him up for a bath and a bottle, and he slept for 9 hours!
I was so nervous for this whole thing, and now that it's finally happening, I know it will be totally fine. I got up with Hulk this morning, gave him his bottle and we snuggled and played in bed for about 45 minutes. He played on the bed while I got ready - and then I dropped him off - so far, seems like a doable routine.
I guess the best way to explain it is that when I'm home with him, I'm always on edge. Sure - he sleeps, but I always have one ear listening for him. When he is awake, I feel like I need to be right with him, playing or 'engaging' him. And you are always trying to schedule the day around when he needs a bottle or whatever. Add into the mix two hyper active boxers. When Hulk would sleep and I would try to get stuff done, they would be on my heels and tripping me up. When Hulk would be crying - they would be wrestling and running around the house. By the end of the day, I would just be totally DONE. Baby-tending is really hard work! Yesterday, I slayed all the dragons at the office, picked up Hulk, and had a really nice evening with him (even got to take the dogs for that little walk!). I'm thinking that working/day care is going to make me a better mom.
Thanks for all the nice words yesterday - it helped me get through the day.