Only three more days left of me being a working mom. Holy smokes. I am so excited. Going back to work was not as terrible as I imagined it would be. I missed my students during my maternity leave and was excited when I got back to school. However, leaving my adorable little Jax has been so hard. I feel like I have kind of neglected him. I even missed his first time rolling over. I was SO sad to hear that he did it while I was gone! However, the cute little dude has been in such good hands - thanks to my mom and mother-in-law. I was SO lucky for my wonderful babysitting set-up. But, today is Wednesday and school is out on Friday. I am almost going to be a full-time mom, and I am freaking out excited!
When Jax was born I saw 4 month old babies and thought, "Oh my gosh, that is how huge Jax will be when I finish working!" And, he has not made a liar out of me. He has grown so much. I hardly notice that he has grown so much...until I see him next to a newborn or try and squeeze him into 3-6 months clothes and realize that 6-9 months is much more his size. The little guy is weighing in at 16 pounds 1 ounce. I never thought this little bruiser would get so big so fast.
He has been so awesome with our strict schedule. He has been waking up right on cue between 5:00 - 5:45am. He has done so awesome taking a bottle and still being interested in eating from me. I have been a milk pumping machine, but starting today he will have to choke down a bottle of formula in the afternoons because I ran out of milk. But, knowing him, he will be just fine. And trust me, that little 16 pounder is not planning on missing any meals! :) He seriously has been perfect. Maybe he sensed that his mommy had to work and needed him to cooperate to make her leaving him easier. Whatever it was, he cooperated perfectly. Now the only problem is that I need to try and un-condition him to wake up in the 5 o'clock hour!
But, the 9 weeks that I had to come back to work after my maternity leave has come to an end. I honestly can't believe it. This school year has FLOWN by - and that is saying a lot coming from a girl who was pregnant and had to leave a little newborn! I have loved my students. Their sense of humor and newly found hormones never leave a dull moment. I might just have to start hanging out around the Jr. High at lunch or something so that I can still hear the 12-year-old relationship drama. It is quite entertaining! But, it is for sure time for me to be done. I have been freakishly organized and prepared with Jax and his babysitting for the whole 2 months. But, yesterday I sent him to my mom's to be watched WITHOUT ANY PANTS (see photo above). That is when you know you are done!!