Today marks the end of my first week back at work. As expected, it was a rough week. I could be ending this week upset that I had to return to work, sad that I didn't get to spend as much time with my little girl. Instead, I choose to end my week being thankful for the many blessings which I experienced this week.
This week I am thankful for the for the love and humor I experienced from my son. On Monday morning I told him that I had to go to work again that day. He offered to go with me. When I told him that he could stay home and play, he insisted on coming. He then told my daughter that he was going to work, but it was OK because he was going to come back. He always comes back.
On Tuesday, he told Hailey girl that she was silly for pooping in her pamper. That she should use the potty so she can be a big girl. This is the same kid who had two accidents the week before. In fact, he had another accident later that evening. Apparently, he believes that she should start young in order to prevent future accidents. There are countless other moments this week that melted my heart. His love for his sister is immense and she is enamored by him in return. Watching them have tummy time together lights up my life.
I am thankful for my husband who knowing that this would be a hard week, regularly sent me pictures of my little girl throughout the day. Nothing brightens my day like seeing that little face. I am also thankful for my son who seeing that dad was sending pictures of Hailey, requested that dad take and send pictures of him as well. At an age where he regularly refuses to take nice pictures, I will be saving these.
I am thankful that the little girls is doing so well that there were no doctor's visits this week. In fact, her next appointment is not until August 12th. I love that she gets a break from giving blood every two weeks. She is also propping herself up on her forearms and holding up her head well. She smiles and can talk for hours!! Her explosive poops while not quite as pleasant, at least tell me that she is eating well and digesting.
I am thankful that I work so close to home so that my commute is about 10-15 minutes and I can come home at lunch. It's awesome to be able to hang out with my kids and hubby midday. I also like that I can feed my little girl so that I only have to pump once a day when I'm at work. I am thankful for summer Fridays so that my weekend starts at 1 pm today.
I am thankful that my husband happens to have the whole weekend off this week so we can spend time together as a family all weekend. I am thankful that my brother's leg is healing, albeit slowly and that his insurance is allowing him to stay at the care facility until his leg is fully healed and he can be fitted with a prosthetic. I am thankful that I actually got to watch TV in the evenings this week. I hadn't watched TV since like January, so I'm finally catching up on shows. I am thankful for all of you who take the time to read my blog; the people who reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
There are so many things to be thankful for that I will not go on listing them here. This is enough to remind me that while getting back into the swing of work and being away from my family is rough, there are so many great things happening in my life as well. What are you thankful for this week?
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