This weekend has been my first prolonged period of time away from Max. This was my Summer holiday call weekend and with all of the time I've taken off recently I could not dump this on my partners. So, I've been taking call and covering the hospitals from Friday to Monday.
I love my job, but I was not quite ready to be anything but a mom yet. I have been loving my time at home with both of the kids. It's been awesome getting to know Max's cute little personality. I've loved taking Ellie to school and ballet and really getting to be part of her day to day activities. It's been a beautiful week weather wise too, so we've gotten lots of outside time - walks to the park, trips in the wagon, sidewalk chalk, and lots of time on the tricycle (Max's favorite). Do not let him see that tricycle unless you want to spend some time pushing him around on it.
The point is, I wasn't ready to be away from him yet, but I am. Thankfully, it seems to be going well. He's gotten a good combination of Daddy and Grandparent time and he's loving it. He has been really happy to see me in the afternoon/evening which I think is a great sign, and I've gotten some really good evening cuddles. Thankfully I'm nearing the end of my "workweek" and I get to go back to being just mom for a while more.