Friday, January 14, 2011

New Schedule

With the new school semester, Matt and I are on a new schedule. Matt is taking like 16 credits this semester, so he has more school than he did last semester.

His classes start at 4pm and run until 7 or 8 pm Monday through Thursday.  Since he has class an hour earlier than he did last semester, and I don't even get off work until 4pm, we have made arrangements to drop Nicole off at a relatives house 4 times a week. (Thanks Marie and Momma Kimball!) Nicole gets to spend an hour at the drop off location, and then I pick her up when I get off work.

It isn't the ideal situation, but we are glad that we have found a system that works so that Matt can go to school and I can go to work and Nicole can still be watched by one of us the majority of the day.

Getting off at 4pm means that I have to go into work at 7am.  This is not an easy feat.  Getting up at 6:15am to get to work by 7am is difficult, especially when I am pregnant and tired all the time.  But, I do it so that I can have more time with my daughter later in the day.

Even though I get about 5 hours a day with Nicole, I only get to see Matt like 2 hours of my day.  I miss him a lot! (Not to be confused with Alot.)  Plus, he has a Saturday morning class.

Every semester will be a new adventure.  We miss each other, but we are happy and content with our little family.  We anxiously anticipate adding our little boy to our family, which will change things even more... I am sure.


Marie said...

I like his new schedule 'cuz it means I get to see Nicole more often. And she likes it 'cuz she gets to see Baby Damon and the kitties.....even if they do put hairs in her eye.

Jasmine said...

The things we do for our families, huh.

By the way -- that "Alot" post is awesome!

Sarah said...

Ummmm...way to steal my idea of linking to Alot in a post. Thief!

Laura said...

Glad that you are working out new scheduling. I admire your resourcefulness and determination.