Catch-Up Post:

So stressed. Went back to work. Last week I cleaned and organized hundreds of books. They are categorized by genre, author, level and/or stereotype. (Books for guys who like sports. Or Vampire books.) Is vampire a genre? Anyway, it took forever, but it is done.

Back to School:

Today was the first official day for teachers. I couldn’t sleep last night. Thursday is the first day for the kids. It feels weird not to be getting a classroom ready. I am usually getting my first day speech ready and planning a super cool awesome ice-breker. My favorite? Two truths and a lie.

The baby is back with his nanny. Things are going well so far on that front. I was gone all day today. I didn’t get home until 9:45. Oh, also I am in school at night. More on that later. And also, it poured today. Poured. I was soaked when I finally arrived in class. Soaked. My hair kept dripping on my papers. At least is wasn’t too cold temperature wise, though. On the way home it was cold and rainy. Gross.

I feel all hyper. I should be asleep, but I have all this stuff I want to say to the new teachers. I’m all frantic.I really missed my co-workers. When I am at work though, I really miss the baby. I’m sure the sad will decrease as we get further into the year.


The hurricane was not so bad. A little rain. I packed a go bag for nothin’. {kicks rocks}But we’re all safe, so there’s that. We ended up helping out at a shelter for people who had been evacuated which was fun.


You wanna know something gross? We ordered fresh direct and in our spinach is a live moth. That’s sick, right? I know. Crazy gross.


Return to Work: Day 1

Small victories.

I spent a good part of yesterday pretty weepy. I waited until husband got home, so I did not cry in front of the baby. I didn’t want him to feel my anxiety.

Small Victory.

I laid out my clothes so this morning would be smooth. It was a very smooth morning.

Small Victory.

I pumped THREE times. That is a lot of times. I can now see why women stop breastfeeding when they return to work. It’s hard.I did it though.

Small Victory.

I like my new position. I LOVE that it’s part time. My kid can sit up on his own. He pushes himself up fom a crawling position and sits there and plays.


He took a bottle today. He is still up. This will make him nap tomorrow with the nanny, but be awake for me.





My friend said the second day was harder. (She started Monday.) This is very disheartening. My mom said today would be the hardest day. We shall see.