10.02.2008

Vacation

Today was my first day back to work. I got up bright and early at 6am (ok, so I didn't really "get up"...I had merely dozed off for 20 minutes after Declan's 4:45am feeding) and got ready to head off to Dec's new daycare. It was a smooth "drop off" and I didn't feel like a blubbery mess or anything. (Should I?? I hear most mommies are!) I knew he was in great hands. I pulled up at my office and my phone rang. It was a client that purchased a house through me and he was letting me know his financing fell through (thanks crappy economy and loan changes). He asked that I called the sellers to let them know he had to back out. Oh joy. Welcome back after 6 weeks off.

The rest of my day went great. It was nice to get back in the swing of things and see my co-workers and stuff. I have to admit that I laid down for an hour when I went home for lunch. I slept HARD because I wasn't listening for a monitor or anything. On my way back to the office I stopped at a gas station and got a 32 oz Diet Mt. Dew. I think caffeine is going to be playing a bigger role in my life.

I learned that there is a big difference in being sleep deprived and staying home with Declan and being sleep deprived and required to sound intelligent and confident to clients. Oh boy. The reason I titled my blog "vacation" is because I was asked FOUR times today how my vacation was. I held back my true response but inside I was thinking: "are you FREAKING kidding me..caring for a newborn is sooo far from a vacation!!!" But, I responded that I really enjoyed my time with my son. Those words fumbled out of my mouth awkwardly. I have a son? Oh, yes, I do. Craziness.

I'll leave y'all with a cute picture. We are transitioning out of newborn clothes and in to 3 month clothes. *sniff sniff*

8 comments:

jesshustad said...

are you kidding me? can he get any cuter?! NO!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

ahhh, vacation! HA! I think the hardest time in my life were the first 8 weeks of new-born-ness! Hang in there!

Aaron and Angie said...

Vacation?? Wow! Glad to hear that getting back to work wasn't too bad! And your Dec is ADORABLE! Love the outfits you have him in... he's such a little man.

Erin said...

I have worked in several daycare settings and most new moms don't cry until they get into their cars. You're completely normal. Declan is getting so big already!

NeNe said...

Vacation?! That's hilarious...Declan sure is a cutie, though!

ash said...

this is just too funny, 'vacation' ha! if they say it again just say, 'oh i'm sorry, you must have been mistaken, i wasn't in Tahiti, i was at home with a new born practically strapped to me puking, pooping and crying constantly, which of course i'd take over Tahiti anyday!'

love you hun, glad you're doing well.

Reggie Boppy said...

Declan is such a cutie pie! It's amazing how fast they grow.

Kristin said...

Oh, yes...totally understand that and the "what do you do all day at home?" question is great too! LOL