Ava Joy Schmied

Ava Joy Schmied
Born August 3rd, 2009

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Weekend at Work

Well this is my weekend to work at the hospital. It's definitely bitter sweet. I love my job and the people I work with but I always cry my first night back because I HATE leaving Ava! I get these wonderful 10 days off and am home with her and for a minute I begin to believe I am a SAHM. Then those 10 days end and reality sinks in...I have to go back to work :(. Since I returned from maternity leave I try to work every other Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday overnight at the hospital. My shift is from 7pm-7am. This really does work out great because hubby is able to watch Ava. He just graduated from Chiropractor school so until we open up our own practice this is ideal. We are just lucky that we do not have to put her in day care. I am also still breastfeeding so I pumped enough during my days off that daddy was left with good supply. Who ever knew that breast milk would be treated like gold. Ava has never had a drop of formula and she just started rice cereal about a week and a half ago. I'm very happy that I have been able to pump at work and keep my supply up for Miss Ava. Working with all the babies at work definitely gets the milk flowing whenever I hear them crying, hold them, etc. There are no mommies in labor right now so I was able to post but probably won't have time to make another entry again until I am off. Cant wait to get home to my baby!

1 comment:

  1. You're right, going back to work and leaving your little one at home is super hard :( But I just wanted to say thank you for what you do. I know how awesome my nurse was during the whole delivery process and even the nurses who were with Carley in the NICU for 2 weeks were great, so thanks!
    PS: I still can't get over how adorable little Miss Ava is!