My First Day Back at Work: Today was my first day back at work. It went fine... I guess... I am anxious about it and a bit jealous that Mr. Goat gets to stay home, although I imagine he is a little jealous that I get to leave. Baby goat didn't start the day off well by having a rough night and it has been a challenge but manageable. I worry that Edward won't feel so connected to me. I already worry about this because breastfeeding hasn't worked and now I'll be gone more often. Still, I take great comfort in knowing that Mr. Goat and baby goat are so good together. Observe:
Meeting Great Grandma: This evening Mr. Goat's Grandma flew in from NC. She was coming for 2 weeks for Sister Goat's HS graduation and she had yet to meet baby goat. She was quite taken with him and the feeling was mutual. Below are Great "Gan" and baby goat hanging out and the obligatory 4 generation shot: Mr. Goat's Mom and Grandma, Mr. Goat and baby goat. Aren't they cute?
Three Months Old: As if today was not interesting enough with Mama Goat going back to work and meeting our Great Grandma, baby goat also turned 3 months old today. Technically, his "adjusted age" is 6 weeks old, so he doesn't have quite the development of a 3 month old. Still, he is doing very well: growing, eating, and paying more and more attention to things around us. I did take some pictures today (see above) but I also like these shots from yesterday when we tried out our playmate (and one in the bouncy). You can tell he is starting to examine things more closely.
He is smiling more and "talking" regularly now and is fascinated by the world around us. He is changing so quickly now that he seems different everyday. This is one of the other reasons that my heart just aches to leave for work, but it must be done. Bills need paying afterall, but it seems like an unfair trade. I love the 100 kids I work with but it pains me to leave this one behind.