week 3 of helmet

This is the third week we have had Jack in his helmet. As was promised, he has adjusted quite well and it really is no big deal. However, I have to admit I am still reluctant to take him out in public with it. I just don’t want to have to explain it to people. I’m already tired of that and it’s only been 2 weeks. It’s going to be a loooong summer.

I am also still very annoyed that every time I try to go in for a kiss or a face snuggle I get bonked in the nose with the hard helmet. It definitely gets in the way of snuggling. Jack’s head has already started rounding out even more in the back though, so at least it’s encouraging to see quick progress. I’m still crossing my fingers this will be done sooner than 4 months.


Back to work

So today was my first day back to a “real” job – 8 to 5 Monday-Friday. I got this temp-to-hire job that I could have done in high school, but in this economy one can’t be picky. Plus, I need a little extra income so I can get a “mom” car. Sigh.

Leaving Jack with MIL wasn’t so traumatic since she has been watching him a couple days a week for the past couple of months already. I missed him of course, and exceeded the speed limit to get home and see him, but it wasn’t too tough.

What is tough is that I will no longer be able to take him to his appointments, or to his Little Gym class. I will most likely miss the first time he crawls. I won’t be feeding him in his high chair anymore since he eats his solids during the day. And I’ll only have 2 hours with him at night before he goes to bed. I know other mothers do this and are happy as can be, as are their kids. But it’s hard. It’s damn hard.