This is my final week off before returning to work next week:( It seems like only yesterday we were bringing our little man home and that I had a long time off with him before I had to go back.....but it has been slowly creeping up on me. I have enjoyed my time getting to know my little guy. I have to admit at times I think I might be ready to go back and have some regular adult conversation throughout the day, but I know I won't be thinking that when I am actually away from him! So, I plan on soaking up my time with him during this last week and not sharing him too much:) He has been having more awake periods which is nice to enjoy this past week or so--he is beginning to develop his personality and voice.
Now to the subject of who will watch him when I do go back to work next week. Well, I think I was about 8 weeks pregnant when I went out to eat with my parents and my mom mentioned that she wanted to retire early and stay home with him. I kind of laughed it off, not really thinking that she was serious. She kept telling me that she was.....so finally when I was about 1/2 way through the pregnancy I really talked with her about it and she told me that she was serious and that she was really looking forward to it. That was a huge relief for Tony and I to know that he would be cared for by someone who loves him! I won't have to sit and worry that he isn't getting the attention that he needs when he needs it! So this week we have been gathering items to take and leave at grandma's while she is watching him....which is a lot of stuff-hopefully she has room:)
Hard to believe that he will be 8 weeks on Saturday! Where has the time gone? I will try to post some new pics soon.