December 3, 2010

Back to work...

I am going to put some pictures in this post that are a little old, I have been slacking off on uploading...

 H and Daddy napping, one of my most favorite things
H with my Great-Grandma Joy (his Great-Great Grandma)
 H sleeping at my grandparents house in MO while daddy hunted
 So Bry decided it was funny to prop H up like this...
 and he really liked it until he sneezed, lost his balance and did a face plant on the couch... but he was still happy, and we got a REALLY good laugh out of it.
 Happy Thanksgiving!
 My baby boy this morning (12/3) napping on his playmat... he insists he has to put his head on the cold plastic part instead of the comfy soft giraffe, he scoots himself off EVERY time (sometimes even onto the wood)
H and Grandpa on Halloween... very sweet.

I went back to work this week. I can definitely say that leaving Hudson on Monday morning was one of the hardest things I have ever done. We had never been away from each other for more than 7-8 hours, and that was just twice when g-ma watched him overnight... and I work 12 hour shifts, add in the drive and lunch and I am gone for every bit of 14 hours... so it was very very hard (and i might have cried harder/more than ever). But I survived. Since I have to be at work in Fayetteville at 6:30 and I don't get home until 8 Bryan had to take Hudson and pick him up, which was good for him.

I will admit that it was nice to get out of the house and go to work. I loved seeing my friends and taking care of my patients... I feel like all I do is take care of people, luckily that is a quality that the Lord has blessed me with, and it is something that I really enjoy. I only worked Monday and Tuesday and now I have 9 days off. So I really can't complain about my schedule.

Hudson is doing really well with his schedule during the day, he is eating every 3-4 hours, usually closer to 3 with a 4 hour stretch in the afternoon (usually 7-10-1-4-7-10 with a middle of the night feed). I am trying to put him to bed consistently around 9:30 every night after he eats his one formula bottle of the day. Some nights he makes it until 4 or 5 if I am lucky... other nights he is up at 2 or 3 wanting to eat... I am working on trying to let him cry for awhile before I go to him at night, but its hard because all I want to do is sleep. I am hoping that this consistency while I am off for these 9 days will get him back on schedule before I go back to work next friday. I have figured out though that if he doesn't get his naps during the day, then night time becomes a nightmare of a baby who will NOT sleep, because he is so tired...


I am so looking forward to the holidays. I have ten days off at Christmas so we get to go to Missouri to spend it with all of my family, can't wait. It seems all that much more fun now as a parent, even if he won't know what is going on.

This weekend we are relaxing around home, our families are out of town, so we are going to just spend time with the 3 (eh.. 4, sadie) of us, maybe incorporate some christmas shopping since its supposed to be cold next week.

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