I can’t believe I’m going back to work next week! Wow. I knew my 12 weeks would fly by, and it certainly has. A lot of people have asked me about it. Honestly, I’m ready to get back to work to have a little adult time. However, I’m not ready for the hecticness of juggling work, kids, a house on the market (STILL), making dinner, etc. I’ve been there before, and I know how exhausting it is.
Anyway, Ellie is certainly becoming more aware. When she was about 8 weeks, I decided that it was high time for a mobile. She was still small enough for the bassinet, but I wanted to go ahead and move her up to a crib so we could use our mobile and aquarium. She loves her mobile. I don’t remember if Samantha liked it as much as Ellie does. It comes in handy. I didn’t have batteries for it yet in this picture, but here’s her bed. I painted the crib and got new bedding. (And yes, there’s actually some pink! Just a little. I also bought a pink sheet, and really, that’s way too much pink for me.) I made the dust ruffle and I really like how it turned out.
Ellie also is really enjoying Freddie the Firefly. She loves to look at the backside, which is black and white. She laughs, coos and goos at her new friend. It’s really fun to watch.
I’m back to policing nap time on a regular basis. That’s another thing I don’t want to juggle when I come home from work. How come Samantha will take a 2 (or even 3) hour nap for anyone but me? After Ellie was born, it was too much for me to police nap time and work on feeding Ellie too (which if you’ll remember was A LOT of work at first). I asked our babysitter to keep Samantha through her nap which gave me a few more hours each day to spend focusing on Ellie. It was great! (Thanks Paula!) However, this week, I started picking up after lunch again and we’re back to knock-down-drag-outs again. That girl. Seriously. It’s not that she’s ready to give up her nap, but geez, I’m so sick of this that I might just do it.