My little peanut when he was only 13 days old!
My little peanut at 8 weeks!
I love him so much!
Today was his 2 month well-baby visit. He has jumped from the 1st percentile for weight (yes, you read that correctly) up to the 9th percentile weighing in at 10lbs. 2oz. He has grown from 19in. to 22in. long which puts him in the 14th percentile. The pediatrician was quite pleased with his growth but we need to stay focused on his weight gain. I am still feeding him every 2-3 hours around the clock. He has been sleeping one 4-5 hour stretch at night so I am adding in a little extra during the day to make up for it. I am a bit nervous about returning to work as I need to keep up with this 2-3 hours schedule by continuing to pump. I work by myself 99% of the time so jumping in my back seat and milking myself won't be an issue then, but every once in a while my boss will be riding with me so I am a bit nervous about that. I will say that I have an incrediably understanding boss who has been encouraging and supportive of this whole process, so I know that it won't be an issue. I am very lucky in that department!
Speaking of going back to work, the anxiety of my return has set in. Going back is bitter-sweet. I would love to be able to stay home and take care of my child until he goes to school in 5 years, but my income is what supports this household. In the moments of my crying fits about returning to work, my husband has offered to return to work so that I can stay home with Giovanni (as opposed to him staying home) but that just isn't possible. There is no way my husband could supplement my income. I really appreciate his generosity though. I just keep telling myself that I am returning to work to give my son the best life possible. Also, his father will be staying home with him full-time so I am very fortunate in the department. I return in exactly 4 weeks so hopefully the time will go by very slowly. Also, by the time I return, the Holiday season will be upon us and that is actually my most favorite time of the year to work. Everyone is in such a good mood. It is right after the Holidays that suck but by that time I will be adjusted (hopefully). In the end I have a great boss and great colleagues (some that are moms too) so I am sure that with their support I will somehow make it through and everything will be okay.