Yesterday was Pat's first day back at work since we had baby Leah. We were lucky that his block leave fell right after his paternity leave. To say I was worried about how it was going to go with just me and the three little ones is a bit of an understatement.
I guess you could say I got lucky. Our first day went amazingly smooth. Sure it started out a bit rocky when I tried to jump into the shower. Right after I got the cleanser in my hair the boys woke the baby up. I rinsed as quickly as I could, and we started our day. After the shower, I thought the day may continue like that, but it didn't. We actually accomplished a lot. I was able to feed the kids breakfast, feed the dogs, vacuum, the boys and I worked on worksheets while Leah napped, I started some thank you notes, the boys and I ate lunch together, I even got both boys down for a nap, we played outside, and I made dinner since Pat ended up coming home a bit late. (Thank goodness for my BabyHawk carrier. It made yesterday so much easier. It should be added to my newborn essentials list.)
It really could not have gone better. I know that not all my days will fall into place quite like it did yesterday, but I'm so thankful that yesterday was a good day because it has given me the confidence that I can handle everything myself. I think I needed that little reminder.