Monday, March 17, 2014

8:00 Monday morning

This morning I nursed Charlotte for her 8am Monday feeding for the last time for awhile...

So I snapped a photo of us snuggled up on our bed together. Sure, it's mostly her little body, but my PJ pants and feet made an appearance. And sure, she's only wearing a diaper and it's blurry, but this picture is significant.

Next Monday, someone else will give my babe her 8:00 feeding. And every Monday through Friday for the foreseeable future, someone will feed her a bottle at 8am. And 11am. And 1pm, too.

Next Monday marks my first day at work in 7 weeks. I've been so blessed with time getting to know Charlotte, so grateful for the chance to hang out and watch her grow.

I'm also blessed with a great job at a great school. With amazing students and a supportive community. Plus, quality people will be caring for Charlotte until school gets out for the summer.

So I'm grateful, and I'm looking forward to teaching again. But 8:00 this Monday morning was still quite bittersweet.

All week long I'm planning to savor every feeding, every diaper change, every cry, and every snuggle. Because 8:00 next Monday morning is coming fast.


  1. Wow, I can't believe how fast that time went! So glad you have such a supportive community around you for the transition!

  2. I'll be thinking about you and praying for you as you head back to work. I'm sure that will be sooo difficult, yet those kiddos are going to be so happy to see you too!!! So glad you are savoring each moment with her. Hugs!!!