Saturday, October 19, 2013

Back to School

The Monday after our beach trip was my first day back at work.  I had been dreading Oct. 7 for a verrrrry long time.  I was really sad about having to leave Finley.  I think it's best when babies can be with their Mamas and I just really didn't want to be away from her.  I was also stressed about her not taking a bottle and the fact that she has been a pretty high needs infant.  I also had NO clue how we would all get ready for the day and out the door by around 7:00 am.  Needless to say, I had a ton of fears and worries.

I had so many people praying for us on Monday and the Lord was so gracious to us.  I wasn't a nervous wreck like I thought I would be.  It's kind of goofy, but I am really proud of how well I handled it.  I didn't even cry when I dropped Finley off.  Yes, I would have rather been home with her but I was totally ok!!  It was definitely a God thing!  

I was really nervous about working out the details off nursing Finley but it worked out fine. I fed her right before I took her to her room, went and fed her mid morning, and then when I picked her up.  It's definitely a lot of extra work but I am just so thankful that we are in the same building and it's something I am able to do!  And I am SUPER thankful to work with supportive people who help tow my load when I need to be away!  

Finley did GREAT in her room!  I couldn't believe it.  Her teachers are super sweet and I could NOT be any happier or feel more blessed about having them.  It helps me feel so so much better about being away from her!

We are going Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  I am teaching 3 year olds this year instead of 4 year olds.  Ellington is actually in my class which is....interesting. :)  This whole time I thought she was fairly quiet and reserved at school.  Um, wrong.  She is a lively little thing!  

Would I rather be at home full time?  Yes.  But, I think I am in the most ideal work situation possible and for that I am extremely grateful!!!

Here we are at the end of the day on Monday.  We survived!

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