So going back to work has, generally speaking, been a welcome change to daily life with a baby. It has had an overall organizing effect on Iris' sleep patterns and it's begun to allow Kyle some necessary bonding time with her. I usually wake up around 6:30 with Iris snuggled up in my armpit, at which point we both do a little squirming and rearranging of limbs, thereby getting her snuggled up into Kyle's armpit. I safely exit the bed, baby sleep in-tact, and spend the next 45 minutes scurrying around and getting myself ready for work. By 7:00, Kyle and Iris come downstairs, make silly faces at each other, high-five a couple of times and then Iris and I head off to Kelly & Lola's house by 7:15. My friends, it is wonderful. Especially since Kelly has the elusive baby magic that enables her to like, snap her fingers or wave her hands or something and knock that baby out. No clue how she does it, but she's my new hero.
While I'm working this part-time schedule for the next five weeks, Kyle will have Iris on Saturdays. Tomorrow is his first. Pray for him. (I kid! Sort of.) They actually have been doing much better together in that Iris does not scream at him the entire time I'm away, and will actually fall asleep in his presence sometimes. Baby steps. I think they'll do great-the little morning time they have has done wonders for her ability to recognize Kyle as an acceptable care-giver, even if he doesn't have any functioning boobs (she's still a little miffed about it though).
I don't have any more pictures, but I hope some of you have noticed that I added a whole bunch to Picasa last time I posted, so if you need a cute baby fix, check there. Anyhoo-the monitor is making some distinctly squeaky baby noises, so I'm off. Hopefully there is a first day of school pic of Iris and I coming soon.