Wednesday, August 12, 2009

So It Begins

I'm kind of anxious about starting a new job. I've had the same job for the last 2 years and now I'm going to be in a different environment with more kids to interact with and take care of, and I won't be able to bring Skyler with me. On the one hand I'm excited, new opportunities, new responsibilities, I'll be out of the house during the day. On the other hand, Chuck and I won't see each other nearly as much, he'll be working nights, I'll be working days. I'll probably be asleep by the time he gets home. We used to do it before, work opposite shifts, but now we have a baby so I get the feeling it will be a bit different. Then there is the issue of leaving Skyler with someone else for 3 hours a day four days a week. I know he's going to be fine, I trust her, but I know I am going to worry anyway because we've never really left him with anyone for more than an hour or so. And that's only happened like twice. Also he's going through the attachment period right now and doesn't appreciate being without mommy for any period of time.

I broke out the calculator the other day and worked out how much money we'll be making with the two of us working. Let me just say it's a lot more than we're used to.. Enough to pay off all the debts that have been accruing. So there's that to be excited about. Anyway someone was up all night long last night and subsequently so was I. So I am exhausted. Going to go try to lay down for a moment before we go swimming at my dad's.


Stacie said...

Change is always tough, but something tells me that you will do great!

Good luck starting your new job. I know firsthand how difficult it is leaving your baby with someone. I have to leave Laney for 9 hours a day / 3 days a week.

LuckyOnce said...

I haven't gone through it myself, but from what I hear, the first few days are the toughest (for mom and for baby!) After that it will hopefully feel like a routine to both of you and it won't be as hard as you fear.

The extra money will be great, and it will probably be good for Skyler to have different stimulation a few times a week. I bring D out to playgroups and things because I worry that he's not getting enough interaction with other people since I stay home with him.

Good luck with everything.