Well, I have been back at school now since July 19th. I had a week of new teacher orientation, a few days of pre-planning and then we got kids on the 28th. After school I have volleyball practice. Up until yesterday, I had no JV coach which meant that I was coaching both teams at one time. Between parents picking kids up late and having to run practice until 6:30, I was not getting home until 7:30. It is devastating to see two of the most important things on this Earth for a few hours a day.
Aidan is now getting 1/2 a tbs. to a full tbs. of rice cereal in his bottle at night. We have weighed out our options- I know some people say not until 4 months- but he has really enjoyed it. He is now sleeping a few extra hours a night (from about 9-2 until his next feeding) and he is still pooping well. In fact, he has been less gassy- not sure if that has to do with it though. He is about 13 pounds and already in size 2 diapers- he is a little bigger than our average 2 1/2 month old, which is why we don't mind giving it to him.
But, now that Aidan is going to sleep at 9, I am only getting about an hour and a half to two hours with him before we have to put him to bed. So I get home and I get to feed him, give him a bath (feed Zach and me) and then feed Aidan his rice cereal and put him to bed. This whole process has been really emotional for me. All I want to do is be home with Aidan. I never thought I would want to be a stay-at-home-mom but how can you leave that cute little face everyday?? Oh yeah, we need the money and the insurance. So it's what's best for him but it is extremely hard for me.