Friday, January 16, 2009

All's Well That End's Well

My first week back to work is ending on a high note. Shockingly (only to me, who was the only one stressed out about it), all of us are intact. Our family life has, apparently, held together a-o.k.. The twosome (K & O), the threesome (K, O, M), and the "growned ups" (that is, supposedly, H & B) have all their bonds holding strong. All's well that ends well. As usual, the anxiety and anticipation (again, for me only, -- none of the other four were concerned) leading up to it (the end of my maternity leave) were a lot worse than when the rubber actually hit the road. Everybody handled this week just fine. Meera showed only slight signs of distress (manifested in her sleeping~~ i.e., refusing to nap unless I put her down & waking up every 2 hours throughout the night last night), which is, I think, to be expected, and is, I think, minor in the grand scheme of things. The boys were their happy wild normal selves all week. Braydon is more relaxed than I've seen him in a long time. And I'm feeling quite a bit more well-rounded than I have in many months. We're grounded and we're tight. All's good. It is crazy, but good. Next week will be big for us. Week 2 of Mommy-Back-To-Work and... ... ... ... ...Our new nanny (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) officially starts Monday. This is big. We plan on spending the weekend regrouping and rejuvenating before our big week begins. As for now... TGIF.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope the nanny knows how to use a camera:)

Erin

Bek said...

Hurrah. I am glad that the transition back was a smoother road than you prepared for. That is the GOOD kind of suprise.

I also can't wait to hear about the new nanny. I didn't realize how much I love and need ours and how much she adds to our life and world.... I actually had a nightmare last week that she left us and I didn't know what I was going to do and how I would ever find someone as great... ;-)

Have a great weekend (and btw..I just say your comment on the Christmas letter post--YES, come visit, lets talk. Do you need a place to stay?)
R

Stina said...

Wow, Meera is sitting up completely on her own like that?!?!?!?! :) :)