It Didn’t Suck

Well,  yesterday was the first.  The first day of a new job for me and first day of day care for the bundle.  We have all emerged unscathed.  I just had a glass of wine.

I rushed to pick him up as soon as my half day was over and couldn’t wait to scoop him up.  (Side note: The awesome company is letting me leave at 12:30 for the first few days; their idea!)

He was having a bottle when I got there and was perfectly content.  When Husband dropped him off in the morning he called me to say that when he left him, he was engrossed in a toy and happy.  All the toys are new to him so I’m sure he loves it.  And seriously, the ladies there are awesome.  Anyway, I snatched him as soon as he was done, he stared at me with a blank stare, and then smiled.  A big gummy smile.  I snuggled.  He was in perfect condition.  Not a scratch. I don’t know what I expected, but you know, things go through your mind.

And work was fine.  You know the first few days are all: get to know how you work, how the company works, day to day stuff.  I didn’t spend the entire 4 hours thinking of the bundle, but I have never driven so fast to get somewhere as I did to pick him up.  I just wanted to see him and spend time with him.  sigh.

I’m sure it gets easier, but after all was said and done, it really went well.  


Have you tried the pre-made spinach salad from costco?  It has bacon and onions and mushrooms and cheese and egg and this killer poppyseed orange dressing on the side.  OMG it’s good and serves at least 4.  Highly recommend it; worth the $8.

How soon is too soon to start *trying* to get pregnant again?  The bundle is 4 months old, we’d like them about 2 years apart if we have any control over it and it would be now considered a “mature” pregnancy.  Fantastic.  I’d like my bod to get a little closer to pre-pregnancy weight, and it almost is, but part of me is like, what the hell, just get knocked up.  The other part of me says, “say what?”  The other part says to wait until bundle number one is out of diapers.  The other part says, times a-tickin lady.  The other part says, are you high right now?  

Also, the roast chicken from costco is pretty awesome for the price too.  And the rosemary bread?  Excellent with the spinach salad.  How bad can a salad be with cheese and bacon?


14 responses to “It Didn’t Suck

  1. Sounds like you had a productive trip to COSTCO.
    We have Sams Club here. I can relate.

  2. Happy RTT!

    Our kids are about a year and a half apart. If I had it to do again, I would have spaced it out more, like 3+ years. The plus side to being that close together is they play well together for a good portion of the day. The down side is they fight like mad the rest of the day, and the older one reverts to doing things that the younger one does. Who knows though, to each their own.

  3. Glad everyone’s first day went well!

    I love how you squeezed in the pregnancy talk in between the spinach salad and the roast chicken! Fun-Nee! We began “trying” right away after our first and ended up with the two of them being about 17 months apart in age. Being a little bit older (ahem…43) I felt I didn’t have any time to lose either! Good Luck!

  4. Wow, it sounds like the job and daycare a working out perfectly. That’s great that your job is helping you make the transition!

    To answer your question… we got pregnant with our second when our first was almost 6 months old. They’re a week shy of 16 months apart and it’s not easy. If I had it to do over, I would wait until my first was at least a year before trying for a second since we just couldn’t reason with our then 16 month old to not beat the crap out of his sister. Either way, after the first two years you’ll forget about the closeness in age and stress (I hope, we’re not there yet).

  5. OMG rosemary bread ROCKS! Looooove it!

  6. I would say try now b/c you don’t know how long it may take!! we tried with my second one right away and it took A LONG TIME!!!!! (21 months b/t the two)

  7. My kids are 2 years apart. Good spread. Remember that it takes at least a year for a woman’s vitamin stores to get back to normal, so it’s best to put some time between the little ones.

    My sis-in-law had babies a year apart. It is HARD.

  8. Happy RTT 🙂 My two are only 15 1/2 months apart. It definitely wasn’t planned to be that way, but now that we’ve gotten the hang of things, it works perfectly for us. I was able to get rid of most of the baby weight but things just don’t look the same 😦

  9. I love Costco.

    I guess it depends how much trouble you had conceiving the first one. We were probably going to wait longer to try for the second one, because the first was easy, but now I’ve been told it might be harder (if not impossible). So we’re having fun trying 😉

    • crazylovescompany

      Yeah, we were fortunate the first time around and got pregnant in the first month. Who knows what the future holds! Kelly, I don’t know what happened to the link in the button back to theunmom, I’ll try it again.

  10. Whew, I’m so glad that the first day wasn’t too scarring for either of you. I remember the feeling of leaving my firstborn at the babysitter. It is tough! And it’s hard to concentrate on anything if you’re worried about your babe all day.

    Good on you for starting that job.

  11. The new job sounds great – especially since they’re being so cool about transitioning…that should help ease some of the separation anxiety… 🙂

    My parents didn’t wait long between us kids – my older sister and I are 16 months apart, and my younger brother and sister are twins, and they’re only 12 months 3 days younger than me… 🙂 It was fun growing up so close in age… That’s the only perspective I can offer, since the Princess Nagger is the only miracle we’re going to be blessed with… 🙂

    I wish we had a Costco in our area – I miss being able to get the yummy stuff they have there.

    Happy RTT! 🙂

  12. mine are 18 mos apart and if I could do it again, i’m w/cameron – I’d go at least three years apart. It would be nice if Oscar was a little more independent and out of diapers. two less than two years apart is like living life in a tornado of diapers and tears. I’d say at the very least, wait until the bundle is walking to start trying. things are all easy now because he doesn’t move, but once he starts walking, it’s a total game changer.

  13. Our first one took about 7 months and the 2nd one took only 2. They are 1 year, 8 mos apart. The third son is 2 yrs, 8 mos apart. I started at age 34 and ended at age 38. We wanted to have the diapers all at once rather than space the kids out further.

    Happy for you that the job sounds great.

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