Monday, January 11, 2016

Back to Work || Post Second Pregnancy & Bedrest

I can't believe it's already time for me to start back to the ole rise & shine routine!  I can remember the very minute I left North Dakota, found out that I would be on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy, & wouldn't be starting my new job until all seemed like d e c a d e s away.  I should have known it was more like only milliseconds away.  
1st Day Back...<Thank you for my cup BB:)>
I guess you could say that I'm one of those people that used to hate change.  But given the past couple years of my life, I've learned to love & embrace it.  It brought me marriage, motherhood, new jobs, new experiences...the list could go on & o n.  And you know what? I wouldn't change a thing:)

My new job is sort of a dream for a working mama?  I mean, it's part time...I can only work five hours a day-three days a week.  I will typically go in at 8:45-9am & get off somewhere between 1:45-2pm.  I get to work with my favorite little peeps...preschoolers:)  And for the record, we pretty much play games, look at pictures & talk.  And oh, the talking we talk... ;)  I mean, I can talk some mean Paw Patrol & Blaze.

I've come to find that little bitties are my heart.  In one weeks time, I have met eight kids who I just want to take home with me.  They are all so very precious & if I can make a difference in one of their lives- I can say that seven-ish years of college was totally worth it.  It's kind of one of those moments in life where you feel like your doing what you should be...ya know?  When a job doesn't feel so much like a job anymore but like a way to help others.  Maybe that's why this going back to work thing hasn't been as hard as I had imagined it'd be.  <<but I always seem to speak to soon>> f i n g e r s   c r o s s e d
Just call me The Bag Lady & The Water Bottle
Despite the ease of transition, I was definitely feeling the first day jitters & if Conley didn't give me the biggest smile of all time- I might not have had the kind of week I had before I walked out that door on the first day.  And the biggest little brother?  When I came home, he made me feel like super mom with all the love.  I love my little boys.  My little family is the reason I go to work, & I know that's my husbands motivation as well.  I can't wait **well, maybe I can-time seems to move all too fast with babies** to see what God has in store for us this year.  I swear, my heart is so full.
That being said, I h a v e experienced a more fussy baby this week.  So much so that we are going to visit the doc tomorrow just in case something else is going on besides a bad case of gas ( & I'm not so sure the thrush has went away either).  

And the back to work thang & nursing?  W e l l, when I'm not working, I am nursing.  I believe this nursing frenzy even has a name... a phase called cluster nursing.  I don't know if it's because I've gone back to work or because he's hitting a growth spurt - but the second I walk on the door & he hears my voice or smells me...he starts crying & is ready to eat.    Aaannnddd pretty much eats the rest of the evening:)  While Cam begs to play on the IPad (more on this later!)
My evenings are like....
& This...
& I love every minute of it.
This girl is b l e s s e d.  That's all I can say.  Who in their wildest dreams would have imagined that this is where I would end up for the time being.  All smiles on this Monday evening.
Ashley S. said...

Love it! You have such a positive attitude! I am glad work is going well and that your boys are doing well. Have a great week!

Cassidy Adams said...

Thanks Ashley!:)