Archive | April 2013

She’s GROWING so fast!

ImageHow is it one day you look at your baby and think she’s so tiny and the next day you look at her and think oh my she has grown! Yes, I know she’s still small she’s finally hit 10lbs but she’s finally busing out of her newborn clothes because of how long she is! I know that it’s not the norm for your baby to wear newborn clothes for almost 11 weeks, but we have gotten so use to her being small it’s a little bittersweet. Thankfully she has Grandmas that LOVE to shop for her so she has plenty of clothes.

Adilynn has also started cooing! She loves to tell Mommy about what her and Daddy did all day long. This is a favorite time of both Mommy and Daddy. We get to watch her do this at lunch and when Mommy gets home daily. She’s also started kicking her legs like crazy when she gets excited! This is really cute in the bath when she splashes and then is confused about the splashing! Image

We are trying to enjoy every second of her being small and all of her firsts, because she is changing so quickly!! Image

 

 

Managing work and a baby…

How exactly do you manage your busy work schedule and a newborn? This is the age old question of all working parents. Whether you are a stay at home parent, working from home, or working a traditional job, learning to juggle it all may be one of the biggest challenges of all. Then when you throw in a job that requires you to travel you get a whole new level of complexity.

This has been the reality of our family lately. While I work outside of the home my work travel is about 50% of the time. For the past five years of my career this hasn’t been an issue, but now that we have Adilynn it’s no longer an “adventure”. Though Joe works from home most of the time there are jobs that can and will take him away for a few days at a time. How you get something structured is beyond us. Right now we are taking it one trip at a time and trying to do as much planning as possible so that we can ensure that we can travel together as a family. 

However, what about those unexpected work trips that you find out two days ahead of time you have to make? How to you manage that, especially when you are nursing? 

I don’t think that there is a right or wrong answer, just a lot of flexibility from everyone including Adilynn. How do you tell a 9 week old baby that instead of getting her typical 2 bottles a day she has to have 5? 

Is this just the new way to manage you family and career??