Spencer was born in early September, 2007 and I stayed home with him until he was four months old in early January, 2008. Then I went back to work two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday. We were very lucky that on the days I worked, Michael was able to stay home. We did this until the beginning of June, 2008 when I started summer vacation. When I started work again in August, Spencer went to a baby-sitter for the first time- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
Michael and I were blessed with four months of colic after Spencer was born (that is meant to be read with a very sarcastic and biting tone). I think Spencer stopped crying all day every day around Christmas time. Maybe Santa talked some sense into him. Anyway, he was just starting to be delightful around the time that I had to leave him for the first time. I wanted to mark the occassion with some pictures that I could bring to work with me.
The idea of this picture was good. The end result, not so much. Spencer is cute, but I have a fat beluga whale face. One of my favorite pictures of the little peanut. My first day of work was January third. I went in for four hours and it was all I could bare. I raced home and was positive that Spencer was going to be wailing. This is what I found:This was my first day back to work last August.