So I have been back at work for a week and a half now. Talk about depressing! I have to leave my precious little girl at home all day. Luckily, I get off work around 3 and I get to race home. We are so lucky that Adam doesn't have class until I get home except one day when he takes Mackenzie with him. I am so grateful we don't have to put her in a daycare!
She is going to bed around 9 and sleeping pretty well. She only wakes up once or twice during the night because she is "starving to death", or at least she acts like it. She sleeps until about 7 or so. I just feel bad because Adam is working at night until midnight or later, so he is up when she gets up in the morning. I have to get up early to get to work, and since I wake up with her at night, she goes to bed early so I can get a little sleep. This is going to be a rough semester, but we can get through it.
The only good thing is that there is an end in sight...When Adam graduates and gets a job I get to stay home with my sweet little girl. Also, I LOVE my job. I am working right now with a special ed unit that has about 10 kids. The kids are great and it is so much better than pulling in regular ed students for 20 mins a few times a week. I feel like these are my kids in my classroom. I can actually get to know them and have experiences with them.
The bad thing is Mackenzie is getting used to a bottle. She gets 2 or 3 bottles during the day depending on when she is hungry. She doesn't want to work at the nursing thing when I get home. She wants the ease of the bottle. When I got home from work yesterday the first feeding she did ok, but around 7 when I fed her she screamed because she was so hungry but refused to nurse. Too bad, mommy isn't giving her a bottle. I am not going to continuously pump so she can eat. I am only pumping enough for when I am away at work. And we aren't going to formula! So after 10 minutes of screaming she finally started eating. I guess I am just going to have to stand my ground until she realizes that Daddy gives bottles and Mommy does not!
Well we will just have to see how things work out. Good luck at home with our little girl Honey! You are doing great so far!