Back At It

After eight weeks, Nikki heads back to work today.  This will be the first day she has ever spent significant time away from Avery.  Needless to say it won’t be easy.

Anyone would have a hard time leaving this face!

Anyone would have a hard time leaving this face!

This may be the toughest things for all Mom’s to go through.  After weeks of countless one-on-one time both have to adapt to a new way of life.  I guess I really can’t fully relate to this feeling but it is the way of modern child raising.

We were lucky and our step-cousin offered to watch Avery four days a week and my Mom one day.  This saves us a lot of cash and it leaves Avery with a family member we trust, which calms Nikki’s nerves,  to a point. 

Nikki was real uneasy about leaving our daughter with a complete stranger.  In my mind, as long as the person was certified, it was fine with me.  So to ease her fears, we sacrificed a little on convenience for feeling of security. 

I guess that is what separates a father from a mother who has spent the better part of eight weeks with a newborn child.  Trusting a complete stranger.

The hard part now is my adjustment.  From 2:00 til 5:30 or so it is just the two of us.  We’ve had a few hours here and there of alone time, but not a whole lot.  It should be an interesting few weeks as we all get accustomed. 

 Lets hope I don’t screw things up too badly.


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