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Monday, May 7, 2012

Re-Entry is a Good Thing

My swirl and I have finally returned to
school after an extended vacation

Despite a few harrowing days of tears and abandonment issues after seven weeks of being with mommy and abba plus running my own days (and theirs) rather than having it run for me by a more structured environment, I made peace with my return to school. It turned out to be a good thing.

I was thrown into the deep end having been sent back on the first possible day (last Sunday) and literally thrown into the pool as I resumed hydrotherapy immediately. I resisted this new schedule at first, falling into a deep-sleep nap by 10 a.m. on most days and extending my crankiness to meal times. But I suppose getting back into the "swing" of things helped me get my clock onto Jerusalem time.

As you can see, I eventually dove right back in:

Part of the reason for my initial distress was exhaustion and my upside down view of time. Jet lag is a mystery to babies and it cannot be explained to us logically. I wasn't sure why it was dark during prime afternoon hours and my sleeping patterns were thrown off accordingly. But after just four nights I angelically settled into a sleep pattern that was proper for the new time zone I was in. That allowed everyone else in the house to catch up on sleep and also defeat jet lag.

Well, everyone except Lucas that is. Lucas is still suffering from newborn lag even though he is not a newborn anymore. And really, mommy is the one suffering. For Lucas it is all still normal to wake up between 2 and 4 a.m. on any continent.

Lucas' day is much more tame than mine!

Note from parents: Don't try this at home!

Here I am creating my very own Van Gogh!

I've come a long way

Back in the "swing" of things

I suppose they missed my smile

...and my coy poses

And I missed everyone too!

1 comment:

  1. It does look like a Van Gogh! Bravo Daniel.