Thursday, September 15, 2011
One Step Closer
I am currently laying on my couch bored out of my mind praying that Jackson will sleep until it's time to go get Sean from school. He was cranky this morning because he was fighting sleep. So now that he is finally napping, I don't want to turn on the TV or do anything else that might wake him up because I need to enjoy my last quiet afternoon before all hell breaks loose in my house. My short term disability officially ended on Tuesday so I took 3 days of vacation to finish out the week before I return to work on Monday. The only good thing about the c-section was that I was able to get 8 weeks of disability instead of the 6 I was expecting. While 2 months should seem like a long time, it really isn't. I am still sore and some days I think I must look like I just got off a horse with the way I walk. I also know it hasn't been long enough to mentally prepare for leaving Jackson behind. Mom gets here Saturday to keep Baby J for us while I go back to work and Chris will be on days. I am so gratefully for her help but I know it is going to be stressful having an extra person in our already packed house and with our sometimes conflicting personalities. I started off this week snuggling Jackson who woke up with the biggest smile for me Monday morning. It was my intention to make the most of this last week home with him and, of course, it has just flown by. Chris will be off tomorrow and we will be busy getting ready for Mom's arrival (cleaning!). So I am trying to take advantage of the last little bit of "me time" I am going to have for a while. I probably should have done something more productive but at least I got a nap out of it.