Thursday, October 29, 2009

Back to shcool, back to shcool....

The honeymoon of my maternity leave is officially over. Monday marked my first day back to work, and my first time to leave my Isaac for an entire day. The good news is that Brandon, my awesome, amazing, wonderful husband, took Monday and Tuesday off to stay home with Isaac. It made my first week back to work quite a bit easier. It gave us the opportunity to get a feel of our morning routine, and it gave me the ability to go back to work those two days with much less anxiety... and knowing I could call home to check on him as often as I wanted! While I've always dreamed of being a stay at home Mom, that's just not a possibility for us right now. So I've got to make the best of this by remembering that I'm blessed with a job, a wonderful home, a tank full of gas, and food on the table while many others are struggling to find work and provide the bare necessities for their families.

Thank you, Lord, for these blessings.

Today was Isaac's first day to go to the sitters. Brandon and I LOVE our sitter - she is wonderful. A sweet, Christian woman who has previously run a day-care, a pre-school, has been a foster parent and has 5 children of her own. She is the real deal - she's all about kids. We couldn't have asked for a more loving and caring person to take care of our Isaac (with the exception of family, of course). Even as wonderful as she is, though, it was still a tearful morning leaving him with her. Those Moms out there that have done this before, you know exactly where I'm coming from! I've never been as ready to leave work as I was today... I straightened my classroom and cleared my desk in record time to get to that precious boy as fast as I possibly could! His big eyes and bright smile have never been so sweet.

Today brought about the harsh reality that my time with Isaac in the evenings is going to go much too quickly... between cooking dinner, packing Isaac for the next day, bath-time, kitchen clean-up and multiple feedings, the time FLIES by! I'll cherish the weekends even more at this stage in my life... the time that they will give us to spend together as a family will be invaluable.

Speaking of family, this weekend marked Isaac's first trip to Grandmomma and Grandaddy Rhodes house! Here are some pictures of Isaac getting his first bath at Grandmomma's house. I love you, Mom & Dad - we had a great time in B'ville!


  1. First of all, your header made me laugh out loud this morning. ahhhhh...billy madison- those were the days.... : )
    Secondly, praying for you and your transition back to work! I'm sure they'll be some figuring out to do, but you can do it!
    And lastly, the bathtime pics are GREAT! Love 'em!

  2. I love you, Chris, and your great outlook! Those evenings do pass quickly, don't they!?! I remember that. It makes that time on the weekends so precious, almost sacred. (tearfully) Isaac looks SO BIG!! I wish I could have seen him in his itty-bitty stage.... Aunt Mel loves misses you, Isaac!

  3. Jules - I wasn't sure if anyone would get my header... I'm so glad it brought a smile to your face! :)
    Mel - Isaac is getting big, huh? It's crazy how fast they grow! Isaac misses his Aunt Mel, too. He can't wait for you to steal his sugar! :)

  4. Wow, good job, Mom!! Great post about your first big week back.....Those pics of Isaac in the bath are just precious. They look exactly like how he really looks.
    Hope this second week is going well!! I love you, Baby Mine!