I wrapped up my first week back at work. It wasn’t really “back at work” since I was working from home, and it wasn’t a full week, since we have a 4 day weekend for the holiday, but whatever. I was up in my bedroom working while the nanny was watching Moira.
It was pretty great to be able to take breaks to go see my girl, and not have to worry about the tedious stuff like feeding her, changing diapers, dealing with crying and figuring out what to do during her 4-6 hours worth of naps. It sucked to have to be on a conference call while they went on a walk or played downstairs…
But I survived!
Today it was just me and Mo again, just like old times. I had to wash the bottles myself and everything. She’s been in a pretty good mood, so that’s good, but she has grown to hate her bouncy chair. Luckily she still likes the activity mat, because that’s now the only thing that will keep her occupied for any period of time. Well, there’s the swing, but that pretty much just puts her right to sleep.
I think she doesn’t like the chair because she can’t kick her legs, which has been her favorite activity for several weeks now. Unfortunately I don’t think she has good enough head/neck control for a jumperoo/exersaucer yet, so we’re kind of stuck. And tummy time is a nightmare.
Anyway, back to the nanny. She’s great! To me, she already feels like a member of the family. Of course, every time Mo smiles at her, I’m overcome with jealousy, but what can you do? Mo will smile at people who aren’t me. It will happen.
With Mo’s schedule right now, the nanny is here for 3-4 hours of awake time and 5 hours of naptime, which is both a pretty easy gig and a one that I absolutely could not do for someone else’s baby. Let’s face it – I can barely do it for my own baby.
So all in all, I’m happy to be back to work. I hope Mo won’t hold it against me.