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Monday, October 19, 2009

Last Day of Leave

This morning, it's still beautifully cool out, but despite the cool air, I wasn't any faster than normal. I ran 3 miles in 33:37 for an average pace of 11:13/mile. Myabe it's the early hour; I just feel like I plod through these early morning runs. Oh well, at least they get done.

In other doings, today is my last day of maternity leave. I can't believe it's already over and that Norah is already 10 weeks old. It's gone by so quickly!

This morning, Norah has her 2 month check up, and then afterward, we are going to daycare to bring in our supplies, get her "area" all set up, and then Norah and I are gonna stay for a bit so I have the chance to interact more with her teachers and so that she can get used to being there (truthfully, the experience is entirely for me; they try to tell me that the practice day is in part for the baby, but let's be honest with ourselves, she's at an incredibly flexible age -- this test run is for me, not her). And then, I think Jerry and I are going to go to lunch and we'll leave Norah there for an hour so I can practice crying my eyes out for tomorrow's "real thing."

So, I really needed that 3 miler first thing this morning, slow or not, because I'm feeling pretty nervous about the test run at daycare today and I needed to have the run to start the day.

16 comments:

Erin said...

You will do great and it's totally normal to doubt yourself, cry, and whine to Jerry that you really don't have to leave her at daycare. I recall pleading with Ryan for me to quit my job.

Call me if you need to change the subject and get your mind on something else. Congrats on the morning run. I have a feeling you might decide to run tonight also. ;)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

Aww good luck mama! That must be tough. We've been blessed enough to not need daycare (but on the flipside, I only see Rich for about 30 minutes a day as a result) so I can imagine it must be hard! But like you said, she is at a flexible age, and I'm sure she will adapt fast and do wonderfully!

Christie said...

Hang in there! I hope it's not as bad as you think.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

besst wishes!

Lily on the Road said...

sometimes crying while you run helps, it works for me!

Good LUCK!

MN Mom said...

I hope everything goes okay for you today. The trama on the mother's is horrible! Norah will be fine.

MCM Mama said...

Hang in there! Just know that, while it may be traumatic for you, Norah will be absolutely fine and happy. Babies are flexible that way.

Good luck this afternoon and enjoy your lunch with Jerry.

Hurricanehol said...

I opened a daycare so I wouldn't have to go through that but every year when I dropped my kids off at school, I left balling my eyes out...my kids are 10 and 7 (except this one because I got a job out of the house)....good luck!

Marlene said...

Good luck with the daycare test run and enjoy your last day of mat leave!

RunnerGirl said...

Good luck with the trial run at daycare - I'm not looking forward to that day myself!

Nikki said...

Good luck! And I hope you guys enjoy the day together too. You're tough, I know you can do it!

X-Country2 said...

I hear those first few days are the worst. Good luck. Get some ice cream too. that always helps.

kelsalynn said...

Good luck, Norah will be fine- she'll be better than fine. No need to worry.

I'll be thinking of ya!

Katie A. said...

Aw, I'm sad for you! But you are a really stong lady and I know that after a couple of days things will be better! Good luck!

Krissy said...

Ugh...I feel your pain!

I hope it goes well for you! I only have 2 more weeks at home with Elias and everyday I just get more sad thinking of the day I have to go back to work!

sRod said...

Sounds like the first day of school but in reverse. I hope you survived.