Today was a good day at work...and I don't even work outside baby time right now! How is this possible you ask? Well, I shall share!
First, I FINALLY got my leave approved for the 8 weeks this morning. Although, minor heart attack, they sent me the wrong approval letter with the original 6 week date. Luckily, they sent the correct one before I got through to someone and ripped some poor person a new asshole. So, official return to work is May 16th. However...due to my schedule, it will actually be the 17th. Huh...what is it about the middle of May???
Second, I bid for my shift today (I work in a call center, and our schedules change every 6 months or so - our choice of shifts is based on rank, so the better you do, the better shot you have at the shift you want), and I actually got my first choice! Not bad considering I've missed a large chunk of time! So, I will be working 9:30-4:30, Tuesday through Saturday. It's a reduced shift, 32.5 hours a week, which might actually keep me sane! I will have a large chunk of Sunday, and all of Monday with Hubby and Peanut. Woohoo!
Peanut will be in daycare Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, approximately the same hours I work. An hour longer, actually. Hubby will drop off and I will pick up. I don't think I can bear to leave him there, but I will want to rescue him, LOL. He could probably go fewer hours, but Hubby's schedule is a bit erratic, so just covering our bases. Saturdays, Pixie will watch him 11-4. I fear all the time I will miss, all the firsts, and that he will get to know his daycare providers and Pixie (who works at the daycare) more than me.
The other good news is that we will be receiving a subsidy of $200 through work toward child care - covering just under half of our monthly daycare costs! So that helps a lot! Not with other costs, but it's a bit of a load off.
So...a good day at work, without leaving the comfort of my couch and recliner. Happy camper right here. Yup.
Lastly, here is the last photo from the photo shoot. God, I love this child!