Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Overwhelmed in a different way

#3 is here! She arrived on August 12, and we are all head over heels in love with her. I couldn't have ordered an easier delivery, and I'm feeling quite good a week later, compared to my previous births. Diva and Daredevil adore their new sister, JV is taken with her too, and I spend a lot of time just staring at her. I am getting very little sleep, she likes to eat about every 2 hours, and no one else can assist in this area for now, so I am pretty darn tired.

So now I am a temporary stay at home mom (do we call this TSAHM?) I plan to return to work in January 2009. It was nuts trying to finish up at work prior to delivery. I work on a lot of long term projects and deals, so it was a lot of transitioning. It was actually bittersweet - a few of them I've worked on for a year or more, some are reaching the closing stages, and I won't be there to see them through.

I am enjoying being at home and focusing on family. Diva and Daredevil start school on Monday, so we are gearing up for that. There will be several firsts on Monday - Daredevil starts kindergarten, and both will ride the bus for the first time (Diva has always done before/after care right at the school, so we've driven her.) But with me on leave, they will be bus riders for the first half of the year.

JV has already been on the horn with the school district's transportation office about getting the bus stop moved - it is right on a curve in our neighborhood where there are a lot of trees close to the road, so it's a bit of an blind turn that many people take too fast. The district's suggestion was to move it completely out of our neighborhood, where the kids would have to cross a busy road with lots of truck (the 18 wheel variety) traffic. Ridiculous. We just want the stop to be a few houses down within our neighborhood (closer or farther from our house, we don't care, we're happy to walk). We know a few neighbors feel the same way, so far we haven't enlisted their help, but we may soon need to.

I vow to be better about updating this blog and making it snazzier looking now that #3 is here and school is starting. I plan to add all kinds of interesting stuff, come back and visit soon!