Monday, October 29, 2007

Oh, boy, that was tough

Not only did I have the weekend from hell at work where the running joke from everyone was "Ha! Welcome back!", it was a tough one for me, Kevin and Roni. I put him to bed Friday night and, literally, did not see him again until this morning. He did pretty well all day Saturday. That being said, he was, apparently, a whiny mess on Sunday. Only took one nap and, well, let me put it this way...he greeted me when I came home at 12:30AM. As happy as we were to see each other, I have to be honest and say that I was so tired that I was dizzy. I hugged him and kissed him for a few minutes and then attempted to put him to bed. He wasn't going to let me off that easy. All he knew was that I disappeared on him for more than two days and he didn't know where I was or why I left or if I was even coming back. I made my way, whimpering I might add, back upstairs to try to soothe him. I found him sitting in his crib crying his little heart out. I picked him up and held him to me. He tried to push me away a couple times, but I just kept holding him until he snuggled his head on my shoulder and fell asleep in my arms. He finally gave a deep, contented sigh that I figured meant he was in a deep sleep. I glanced at the crib and realized that I forgot to drop the rail in my haste to stop the crying when I picked him up out of the crib. Damn. Damn. Damn. At that moment I threw up a blessing of thanks to whoever invented the rail that drops with one hand. I laid him in his crib while he stayed asleep at 1AM. He was up by 7:45. Unbelievable.


Jessica said...

Going back to work sucks. No question about it. But I'm glad you got through your first weekend.

I'd say it gets easier from here on out, but... I'd be lying. It continues to suck. You do get into a routine though, so that's something to look forward to.


Donna said...

Oh - I've been thinking about you guys all weekend! It just sucks!! ;-( I have no advice, except, maybe "play the lottery." Just glad to hear from you!

rachel said...

I'm sorry Tami, I wish it weren't here already :(

Terry said...

I'm sorry you had such a rough weekend at work and then went home to a not so happy Kevin.

I'm not dealing with this issue, but think that it will have to get better eventually. Maybe not better for you, but easier for Kevin. He'll start to learn that when you leave, you will come back and that will make things easier.

Get some rest and let us know how the rest of the week goes.


Andrea said...

I was wondering how it went this weekend. I was thinking about you guys. It will get marginally easier, I promise. I don't say "easy" because leaving your child for 8 hours, let alone two days sucks big time. But, he will adjust to the schedule, and he'll be a sleeping-through-the-night angel again soon! You made it through the first one! Good job on ya!

And I like the "play the lottery" advice from Donna. Might have to take that :)

Baby John's Crib said...

Hi Tam,

I'm sorry it went so rough for you! It will get better as Kevin get's into the routine, and he learns that Mama always comes home. At least he was with Roni, and not a stranger, I'm sure that helped, and will be good for him in the future.