Friday, April 23, 2010

First Time Apart

Ben is 9 weeks old now, and except for a few quick trips to the grocery store while Ben stayed with Dad, I have not been away from him yet. To prepare me for May 12, my first day back to work from maternity leave, we thought maybe we should do a trial run to make sure I could handle it. So Grandma Nancy eagerly agreed to watch Ben for a few hours while Mike golfed and I cleaned the garage. I packed up his diaper bag and loaded him into his car seat.

As I started to say goodbye, I got a little choked up at the thought of his leaving without me.

Ben and Mike didn't seem to share my sentiments. They were perfectly happy and ready to go!

So I sucked it up, slapped on a smile, and said goodbye.

Ben had a great time playing with Grandma and their collies, Jake and Rocky. At one point, Jake even brought Ben one of his dog toys to play with. So sweet!
Ben came home exhausted after his busy day and slept for 9 hours straight, his longest sleep yet! And I think I will survive my first day back to work, after a few tears of course.

1 comment:

  1. I love the picture of your tears almost as much as the ones of Ben...I said almost didn't I?