I promise that I'm going to continue looking on the bright side and attempting to be positive about this transition, but hopefully you'll indulge me at least for today as I reflect on all the things I will miss about staying at home with Colby and Clara:
- "Sleeping in" until 7 or 7:30 every morning... now I will be waking up at 5:15, and this means that if the babies decide they're hungry at 4:15 (as is often the case lately), then I'll be up for the day at 4:15 because I won't have enough time to go back to sleep afterwards!
- Staying in our pajamas for as long as we want- now we all 4 have to be dressed and out the door by 6:45 am!
- Wearing casual clothes- somehow I don't think t-shirts and workout shorts will count as "business casual" attire
- Colby getting to nap on his stomach. He sleeps in the Rock 'n Play at night, but pretty much every nap during the day is on his stomach, which, as I've mentioned before, I realize is a no-no. However, that's where he's the happiest and sleeps the most soundly! Unfortunately, the daycare isn't allowed to let babies sleep on their stomachs without a doctor's note (which we aren't going to bother asking for since there is no medical reason for it).
In fact, I'm generally going to miss the babies being able to have a "personalized" environment. It will be good for them to learn how to nap in the cribs at daycare and get used to a new setting, but I hate that they won't be at home where they're currently the most comfortable.
- Getting to FaceTime with Brian during the day
- Watching 10+ commercials for mayonnaise every day. Ha, ok, I'm not really going to miss this, but have you ever noticed how many commercials there are for different brands of mayo on daytime TV?! (Side note: I thought I was going to enjoy daytime TV but I was wrong. Even with cable, it is boring!)
- Play dates with friends
- Taking an absurd amount of pictures of the babies every day and posting them to every possible social media outlet
- Not having to pump... come next week, I'll be hooked up to that bad boy 3 times a day. And this also means we are about to have a lot more bottles and pump parts to wash every night :o/
- Seeing these sweet faces all day, every day... making them smile, watching them sleep, and even hearing them cry.
Thanks for all the well wishes, happy thoughts, and prayers during this transition- they (along with lots of cookies) will make this process a lot easier!