Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Back to School/Work

The past couple weeks have been quite an adjustment for the Shepherd family. First, Ava started a new year of preschool.

Since Ava is in full-time daycare, there is not really a typical school year, but they do move into new classrooms each year. This year, her teachers are Ms. Magda and Ms. Yelis, and she loves them! She also has most of the same kids in her class as were in the summer session. 

The bigger adjustment has been my return to work and Rylan starting daycare.

I thought it would be easier to return to work this time around, but as my maternity leave came to an end, I felt all the same emotions as I did with Ava. Perhaps even more so because Rylan is so small and still seems like such a newborn. Also, since he is most likely our last baby, the thought that I will never again get to be a SAHM and spend that much time with them really hit home. 

It was rough. And the tears were definitely flowing after I dropped him off (not to mention the whole week before). 

I know it will get easier at some point, but until them I will just keep swimming. And pumping...lots and lots of pumping (a topic that deserves its own post). 

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My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing instead. I am now a mother of two attempting to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; The Bar Method; pajamas; La Croix; reading; coffee; podcasts; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; snoring; bad hair days; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; and Miracle Whip. I think that about sums it up.


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