May 19, 2011

What Day Is It??

The days and just flying by and I’m not sure what day it is anymore!  It’s the weirdest thing – I’m not very busy, yet before I know it, the day is over and it’s time for bed!  I guess its because everything takes a whole lot longer to do when you add a baby to the mix. 

I am having the best time on maternity leave.  I can totally see how moms have a baby and then decide not to return back to work.  The past 3 weeks have been more like a staycation for me.   We’ve been napping, going on long walks, and visiting with friends and family.  Today, we even ventured out to an outdoor mall just to walk around.  Taylor has been a perfect angel.  She loves the outdoors and happily naps in her stroller and just goes with the flow. 


I’m getting sad at the thought of having to return to work and leave Taylor at daycare.  I know she will be in good hands, but still, that first week is going to be HARD!  It’s also going to be extremely difficult to get my mind back in order to actually be good at my job again.  I totally have a case of “mom brain”.  I get tongue tied easily, I feel like my vocabulary is seriously limited, and I’m just all around spacey.  Taylor did sleep for 6 straight hours last night, so if she keeps that up, hopefully I won’t be as sleep deprived and spacey much longer!



  1. Before my daughter was born, I remember thinking how long being off 12 weeks sounded...then she was born, I blinked, and it was time to go back to work.

    Enjoy your precious time together!

  2. glad things have been great. hugs bright mama,

  3. Sounds like you are having fun with your sweet little girl. Enjoy it.

  4. glad to hear things are going so well. you look great and Taylor is the cutest!

  5. I'm glad you're having such a great time! When I was home with Cam, he would be up ALL day long & not nap a lot of days, cry his head off on any of our walks... very difficult. So happy your experience has been more positive!

  6. Congrats...if you can manage it, try to go back for only a few days the first week. Five days is, too long.

  7. Awe! I couldnt imagine having to leave Sadie, but unfornately, I couldnt due to me not having anyone to watch her or financial help either. But, I will be attending school come August and my mo mwill have her for 3 days from 8-330 and yes I know she will be in the best of hands, (besides me of course ha) but I will miss her like crazy! Being home with her 24/7 for almst a year, this is when everything starts! eeks.

    She is just BEAUTIFUl! and you look GREAT I cant get over how good you look, I looked a MESS Lauren! haha

    Enjoy your sweet time with her, it goes by too darn fast :(

  8. how much time do you have off? i had to go back to work for 2 months when benjamin was 7 wks old and it was so hard for me, but it definitely got easier as the time went by. well, when i wasn't completely sleep deprived, that is! and i have been getting good sleep for years and STILL have that mom brain...must have something to do with my brain being on about a million things at once. ;) welcome to that club! xoxo

  9. Glad things have been going good for you!! She's so beautiful!!

  10. She is stunning! And if you decide later you want to be at home, God can work out those details!]

  11. The days totally feel like that!


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