If it weren't for my crock pot, I don't think I would have eaten dinner that first night. Perhaps Jackson sensed that someone was missing, but he required some extra snuggles before nodding off into dreamland. I managed to eat my Hamburger Vegetable Soup without dribbling it over Jackson who watched me intently, patiently waiting for me to finish, just glad to be held.
So, in all honesty, it wasn't bad. The biggest difference was the evenings, where I usually have an extra pair of hands to give me a break from changing diapers or taking turns holding Jackson so that the other person can actually eat dinner. I have to admit, my diet took a beating though. I've been trying to watch what I eat, but the last couple of days, it was whatever was quick and easy to make (and a few sweets may have snuck in as well).
I'm glad that I got to experience the first trip while I was still home, however, I know that this will be nothing like when I'm back at work. My biggest fear is the mornings where I need to get Jackson ready for day care and myself out the door to drop him off and make it to work by 7:10...but I have a few more weeks to worry about this until I find the reality of the situation right in my lap.
Jackson had another trip to the lab to get blood work done for his second-round of Thyroid screening.
|It's like he knew what was coming!|
|Welcome home, Daddy!!!|
So today Daddy is working from home and we hope to take a walk in the park to take advantage of this warm weather before winter temps sneak back on us and Daddy has to leave for his next trip tomorrow. But now I have one trip under my belt, so I'm like an old pro already! Nursing, changing, napping...repeat!