Friday, July 19, 2013

Night Shift No More

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you might have come to the conclusion that Ant works overnights. For safety reasons, I never explicitly said he worked the graveyard shift, and just alluded to his "weird" schedule.

Sittin' at Daddy's desk

For the past two and a half years he's been working midnight to 8am. At first the schedule was rough, but we got used to it and have a pretty good routine going now. Well, as good as it could be with trying to keep Harry on a "regular person's" schedule.

Today is a big day in our house... it's officially his last day on the night shift. It's just after 7am now, so he's got less than an hour to go! A couple months ago one of his coworkers was promoted and he was offered her hours. It's not 9-5, but it's not too far off.

With the overnight shift he didn't get to interact a whole lot with the other people in his office and corporate. Now that'll he'll be working later he'll get to meet everyone and attend morning meetings. Oh, and food trucks. He's oddly excited to be able to buy food off a truck for lunch now.

I'm excited for him. It's a step in the right direction professionally and personally.

The change in schedule will take some adjusting, but will allow Ant to get a lot more sleep I think. When I was pregnant Ant slept from like 11am-6pm, 7 solid hours. Now he doesn't get to sleep until at least 1pm, usually later. Harry and I wake him up between 6 and 7 for dinner and he'll sometimes squeeze in an extra hour after Harry goes to bed. With the new schedule he should get 6.5-7 hours of uninterrupted snooze time.

And sleeping in the same bed is going to get some getting used to, we've both slept like single people for so long!

Congrats, boo!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats! And welcome back from the zombie shift Ant! We can totally relate. Oh and I'm sure his body will thank him :)

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