Week 10

Well, this was the last week of my maternity leave. Tomorrow, I go back to work, which I don’t mind except it will be interesting to get us all ready in the morning.   I think we’ve turned a corner with baby.  She’s less fussy these days, and starting to smile more.  Stinker.  She’s going to be all sweet now, as I get ready to back to work.

I got a couple of new types of bottles, so perhaps Nova will take to one of them for the nice daycare ladies.  It’s going to be cold-turkey for her, as she keeps rejecting the bottle and tomorrow she will have no choice.  I anticipate lots of screaming.

But other than bottle refusal, things are going well, both with and without baby.  I’m sure tomorrow I will miss baby, but once she learns to take a bottle I will have much more freedom.

Iain came over this weekend and is currently playing Castlevania with a baby strapped to his chest.  Awesome for me!  I’ve been pretty productive, multiple loads of laundry folded and put away, and three batches of bread made.  I made a couple of loaves of three cheese semolina so Iain could take one with him home.  I even made coffee, which is an indulgence for me.  I have to be careful with it, as it tends to mess me up inside if I drink too much.  Luckily, tea is not a problem.

I feel really grateful for my life.  I may get sucked into a work-is-a-drag feeling when I get back, and finances with daycare is definitely going to be a challenge, but things have been going really well.  Sometimes when I hold Nova, I think of all the other mothers out there who worry about food or war or poverty, and I am so grateful that I can give my child a decent life.  We chose to have her, and she is definitely wanted.   We are very fortunate.

Author: ~R

I write about life, people, and the things that interest in me. Which often includes death, sex, friendship, and the future of humanity. I hope for the best in people and I prepare for the worst. But no matter what happens, change is constant and everything will be ok.

One thought on “Week 10”

  1. It went by so quick — have a good day at work tomorrow! Wish Nova a good day for me. I am interested to know how the bottle thing works out — I wonder if she will become a night eater…

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