Sunday, March 8, 2009

The end of an era

So, I have to go back to work tomorrow. I'm devastated. All day long I have been trying to hold Owen as much as possible, and love on him a lot. I'm going to be away from him for 9 hours of every weekday. I will try to come home on my lunch breaks as much as possible. I'm going to miss him so much.
Clint doesn't think so, but I think Owen knows something is up. He seems like he has been really attached to me today. Only falling asleep on me, crying when I try to put him down, and being immediately consoled when I take him from Clint or pick him up... I really think Owen and I are in tune...I already mentioned before about how I think he can sense changes in my mood. I think today he has been clingy to me, and I have been clingy to him. I can't get enough of him.
Also, there was a thunderstorm today, and he woke up to a loud thunderclap and got scared. Clint brought him out to the kitchen because I was making dinner, and he had the poutiest, most wimpy little look on his face. It was so adorable.
So, yea! for making new friends who are in the EXACT same boat as us. Last night, Clint and Owen and I went over the Erin and Denis's house for lots of wine and party food. Erin had a baby exactly 4 days (almost to the minute) before me, a little boy named Alexander. We had almost an identical labor story and delivery. We initially met in church, and I'm really excited to have a new friend that is so similar to me. We had a fun time and hope to do it again sometime.

Also, Natalie is having a boy! My baby intuition is proving to be completely worthless. I thought Steph was having a boy, I thought I was having a girl, and I thought Nat was having a boy. wrong, Wrong, WRONG! Nonetheless, I'm excited to hand down some little boy clothes and baby boy stories... Like, always have a washcloth handy during diaper changes, or some kind of shield...

Just thinking about work makes me sick to my stomach. I'm going to be so distracted all day, week, month... Thank God my mom now has a cell phone so I can call and check up on him every 20 minutes. Ok. Time for bed.


  1. So did owey poo yet? Im still waiting.

  2. I had to use the thermometer yesterday morning... It had been 2 and a half days... Worked like a charm.

  3. Sounds like making new friends is fun...I haven't done that in a long time!

    Glad that Owen is feeling better, but sad that your maternity leave time with him is finished. I hope that figuring out how that is all going to work out goes well!

    Take care, buddy.