Friday, August 26, 2011

First week of school

It has been a little hectic around here with school starting. But I think I am getting use to the new schedule. I really have to use my time wisely now, meaning fewer posts. I am taking 9 credit hours plus being the TA of a two hour lab.

And that lab was the source of most of my stress in the beginning of the week. I kept thinking the instructor of the lecture portion of the labs would email me some more information about the lab. So I kept waiting, and waiting and waiting. He didn't respond to any of my emails until yesterday! and I am teaching the lab today. But thankfully other lab TA's have been very helpful.

Another source of worry/stress is Leo not sleeping when he needs to/wants to. He has been a terrible napper this week. I just hope it gets better once he gets use to being on campus more often. But he has done well with Daddy and taking his first bottle.

It is really interesting to be back on campus. The first day of school is always so exciting and nerve racking. I use to not be able to sleep before the first day of school from being so anxious. That didn't happen this year, mainly because I refused to think about what was going to happen. People watching was interesting on Monday, to see all these young kids going to school. Some where obviously trying to dress up and look cool for their first day. And here I am in my cotton shorts pushing a stroller and trying to get my baby to nap. It was amusing. Very different from undergrad, but not in a bad way.

So hopefully this semester goes as smooth as possible. I have been having a hard time focusing in class. It is hard adjusting to learning/paying attention for an hour and fifteen minutes, versus taking care of baby all day long. But I am getting better. I think the hardest part is going to be, being productive in the few hours between when baby goes to bed and I go to bed. I am doing my best by not reading my current book and not reading blogs at that time. But there is so much to do in that time period. Good thing there are weekends.

Happy Friday.


  1. Happy weekend to you, Megan. That is the most darling photo of Leo yet! What a doll! Glad to hear he took the bottle from daddy OK and you survived your first week of school; hope the nap situation improves.

  2. He is sitting in his, whatever you call it!...He is so cute. Do you ever get tired of hearing that? I can't WAIT to see him in person in a month. I hope it goes by fast. Give him a kiss for me...Love grandma patty