Thursday, December 14, 2006
Meanwhile, I've started my foray in to getting back in shape this week -- yeah! There's a pilates studio just around the corner from our house, so Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this week I signed up for private instruction, to learn the ropes, so to speak. I'll join a class, 2 or 3 days a week, starting next week. If feels really good to be getting physically active again.
So Davey's milestones... that's where this entry started, right? Davey's been smiling for well over a month, and gets smilier every day. He hasn't started laughing yet, but I bet it comes really soon. His doctor said he's got enough fat reserves to sleep longer than 4 hours now, so to go for it (but that's as long as he'll sleep at a stretch). He holds up his head for longer periods of time now -- our strong necked boy! He finally enjoys his swing, finally is falling asleep in his bouncy seat...
I realized a couple days ago that I realized if Sybase didn't have such good maternity benefits, I'd have had to have been back at work already. My last day of disability (aka "maternity leave") was December 1, 8 weeks post-partum. However, as it is, I'm using every bit of vacation, sabbatical, company holidays, paid family leave and unpaid family leave in order to stay home until the first Monday in March. Right now I can't imagine how I'll do it. I absolutely see the benefits to mother, child and family for a stay-at-home parent. Well, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
at 12:12 PM