Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My last week

Ashford is 11 weeks today, and this is my last week of maternity leave.  I am not thrilled.
Forgive my lame posts while I try to get back to 'regular life' without crying.  At least I know baby is happy.  
I have a couple little things I'm working on, but most of my projects have to be things that I can easily quit if I hear a meltdown in the living room.  Since I just have these few days left with Ashford, I'm putting everything on hold to just hang out.  
Thanks for putting up with my 'mommy-ness.'    
I promise there are some good house posts coming in the future.  For now, I'm going to play outside with my family. 

25 comments:

Mrs. Chic said...

Ahh, Sara I know its so hard heading back to work!! Lots of phone calls to my baby and my mom texting my pictures of Avery helps me so much! Hang in there, I wish you had more time off!

Maggie {Okay, now what?} said...

I feel so lucky that we get a year maternity leave here in Canada. It must be so incredibly hard to go back to work before then. Enjoy your last week with your little man. What a cutie!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

aaaw, enjoy every last moment!
i love that last picture..... peace out, ash! ;)

Jill said...

That blows :-( 11 weeks doesn't seem like nearly long enough to spend with your new little one. I'm pretty excited for a year "off" (I'm in Canada) but maybe there's no timeframe that would seem like enough. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Oh he is too little to leave. It must be wrenching. We get a year maternity leave in Canada.

Deb said...

Enjoy it :) And those first few days are so hard when you leave them but I promise it gets easier.

Hugs!!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

He is beautiful! You need to move to Canada where we have 1 year of paid maternity leave!!!lol! Angie xo

Bunny @ 86n It said...

He is too cute!

Good luck next week!

margie said...

Hey sara! I cant believe how fast that went! Ashford is adorable :) is that red hair i see? My niece Madison was born around the same time and has red hair coming in. SO CUTE!!

omg! dont you wish we lived in Canda?!?! they are so lucky!

btw who will be watching sweet Ashford when you go back to work?

Alexson said...

What a cutie! Good luck next week!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

its so hard going back to work (I was still working when I had my older two, and went back at 7 weeks and 10 weeks with them). It gets easier eventually.

He is looking adorable and happy--is he fussing less?

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Aww, he's so cute. Enjoy your time off!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

12 weeks?? That is so sad. Although having the ability to eat a full meal or go to the washroom alone might be a nice perk :-)

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

He is so so sweet. Enjoy your time with him...

(I kind of hate people who live in Canada now) (Kidding) (Kind of)

Morgan said...

Enjoy! What a handsome little man!!

Freckles Chick said...

I strongly believe we need a longer maternity leave in the U.S. I know how lucky I am that I work from home....it makes me appreciate strong kick-ass sexy pants mamas like you. FWIW, I hear it's nice to be able to pee w/out a baby on/watching you. =]

Will be thinking of you & darling Ashford! You done good girl, real good.


(I <3 those pics of you & Shaun. Further proof that if we lived closer we'd totes hang out & be VIPs at the local liquor store.)

Morgan said...

Aw man, that must be so hard. :( I'm sorry that you are having to leave your little one so soon! He is such a cutie pie!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

He's such a cutie. Thinking of you when you go back to work. Hang in there, momma. An give your baby a squeeze for me.

Nikki said...

He is such a cutie! I have enjoyed all of your baby posts.

Nikki said...

He is such a cutie! I have enjoyed all of your baby posts.

Sara said...

I went back to work at 12 weeks as well. It was gut wrenching at first for sure but then we all adjusted. It certainly does make you appreciate the time do you have that much more. Is he going into full time daycare? You look super awesome, btw :) xo

Rebecca @ the lil house that could said...

I went back last week as well. It has been incredibly rocky and the hardest thing I've had to do. Hope things are going well for you guys :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

It flys by so fast doesn't it? Since I am late commenting, you are probably back by now? I hope it is going well. They are so miss-able and it is difficult at first but then you find your groove. And it is nice to pee by yourself. I also found working made me value my time with him so much more and make every moment count.

Although I am a little bitter at Canadians at this exact moment...

Sheri said...

Another Canadian here and I just have to say that I really think you peeps down south get a raw deal when it comes to maternity leave. I'm due in February and I can't imagine going back to work with such a wee baby at home. I know Ashford will be just fine but I can't imagine how sad you must be. Enjoy your last few days of leave!

Keeley said...

I know you're back to work (I'm way behind on my blog reading). Hope you are still having fun family time with Ashford when you're home. My hubby and I are taking our 7 week old to the beach this weekend... I'm so excited to get some cute family photos (if he's not having a meltdown).