I went back to work today. I wound up only going in for 3 hours because I overslept. That’s what happens when you set your alarm but forget to actually turn it on. Work was okay. I spent the morning getting situated and making sure that everything was running properly (and fixing what wasn’t) and in a meeting with my new boss. In the 8 weeks I was out, I only had 4 voice mail messages!
Justin had his two month check up today. I was expecting to be a basket case when it came to the vaccinations, but I was okay. He didn’t like them, of course, but it was easy to comfort him after and he’s been doing pretty good tonight–mostly sleeping, some fussing, and a little playing.
I’m really ambivalent about being back at work. There is so much that is changing and so much that no one seems to have any clear direction on. No one’s really sure what the new distribution of responsibilities will be; there will be a couple of meetings this week to sort some of that out. No one knows how the now 3 databases are going to interact and who will be responsible for them. It was only 2 databases when I left–all of them are new and none of them are operational right now. We’re still using the bad database. The first new one goes live in two weeks.
Things are going to be interesting.
And I have to say that pumping breastmilk is a royal pain in the butt. I hate having to set everything up and then take it apart, clean, sterilize, and put it away only to take it out again in just a few hours. Also, with both hands holding the bottles, I can’t read a book–better look into the audio book options.