Gemma was here last week. She got here on Saturday and left Wed. Unfortunately we picked her up from the airport about an hour before we had to say goodbye to Jude. I can only imagine how she felt walking into that situation. She was very kind though and watched Hayden for us while we went to the vet, and then gave us big hugs when we got back. It was really nice to have a close friend here during that time. I probably would have spent my days moping around, but because she was here we got out and walked around Indianapolis, shopped, ate, and went down to Bloomington, my old university town. She definitely helped us feel better.
We’ve been so lucky having so many visitors. We love that so many people from England and other parts of the US have gotten to meet Hayden already. Just need to get Jono and Maz and Helen and Wyn over now! And Faith, are you still coming in Dec? And of course John’s dad needs to see him still. My cousin Mandy is coming in from Chicago this weekend to meet him, so we are looking forward to seeing her. Then that’s it until Christmas when John’s sister comes out. So if anyone else fancies a visit we have openings! 🙂
Today was my first day back to work. I am working from home three days a week throughout the end of the year, when I am supposed to go back full time. I am still working for IBM although for a different department that has very limited travel. Even though I work out of the house, Hayden still has to go to daycare so he can get proper care while I’m working and I can likewise actually get work done. I don’t think it would give my clients a lot of confidence if I had a crying baby in the background during conference calls! Fortunately there is a day care center with infant care just down the road from our house. It is literally about a 40 second drive from our driveway to the center. It is an easy walk as well but I don’t know if I will ever not be in such a rush to see him that I would take the extra time to walk. Anyway, it is so near that I can go feed him during my lunch time. That is huge while I am adjusting to being apart from him, because it only ends up being two 3 to 4 hour blocks of time without him, instead of a long 8 or 9 or 10 hour stretch. I don’t know if I will always go there for lunch, but it is perfect right now. I went today and he was so tired he was completely zonked out while he was eating and probably didn’t really register that I was even there! Oh well, I know I need to see him more than he needs to see me. I never knew I was such a wuss. ;-P