Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Back in the saddle again

Thanks, everyone, for the supportive comments and emails! Em sends her thanks, too.

Today went well!

It's going to take me a few days to figure out a smooth morning routine to get us out the door on time, but I wasn't obscenely late and my boss was totally understanding.

Em had a little meltdown upon our arrival, which turned out to be because of a diaper blowout en route. I had to rush out, though, so as not to be blocked in the driveway by the next parent. So no long good-bye, which helped with no tears on my end.

The daycare provider called me around noon to check in. Em was doing well, other than a crying battle with her 7-month-old daycare pal during their morning naps. One would calm down and the other would get riled up. But they made up and it was smooth sailing during their afternoon naps.

Tomorrow I'm going to visit and feed her during lunch, as the daycare is just a few minutes from my office. I hope to do that at least twice a week, depending on my workload, until she's old enough to have separation anxiety.

Work went quickly for me today. I spent a lot of the day trying to remember passwords, where stuff is saved and getting reacquainted with my responsibilities. And my co-workers seemed excited to have me back. One mentioned that it had been so quiet while I was gone. He meant that in a good way. Heh.

My super thoughtful in-laws surprised me with a vase of flowers, accompanied by a note "signed" by Em that said, "We'll both be fine, Mommy!" So very sweet!

I'm uploading some videos for myself when I need an Em fix. Here's one of my recent favs.


She's the best little face to come home to.

"Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth." - Peter Ustinov

16 comments:

  1. Awwww the video is so cute!!! I love it. I am glad to hear that you and Em are both doing well.

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  2. Your in-laws rock. I hope I get such awesome ones some day!

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  3. cute cute video!

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  4. I'm glad your first day back went smoothly and that Em seems to be adjusting well. I am already dreading this...

    I noticed Em was in an exersaucer - would you recommend one?

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  5. aw that's so sweet your in-laws sent your flowers, love it.

    and ummmthe video? so precious, love love.

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  6. glad to see you're hangin' in there! it will get easier too, the video is adorable :)

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  7. This video is sooo adorable! What a way to warm the heart:)

    Congrats on a successful first day back at work!

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  8. I'm sad that I can't see the video for some reason. I am happy that you are both doing OK after day one. Off to a great start!

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  9. Nanette, your lil one really is Gap Baby Model material!!! She's so cute! i love her big brown eyes

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  10. The flowers were such a sweet gesture! And little Em is so freaking adorable.

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  11. so, so cute! i'm glad the transition is going well so far.

    the video = too much cuteness :)

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  12. Glad to hear you're both doing well with the adjustment. Your in-laws are too cute. And well, Em is just bananas cute.

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  13. The flowers--so sweet! Hope the rest of the week is going well too.

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  14. I knew you'd be just fine. I'm so happy for you, Nanners. You rock at everything. Seriously.
    PS my code word for this one is "bless."

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  15. Glad you two had a good 1st day away. Your video is too cute. Em is a complete doll!

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  16. eep! back at work! :O

    what a cute video.

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