With my hubby gone last week til Saturday there was literally no time to blog, and then a wonderful friend and her baby visited Sunday-Monday, and now this is my last week of maternity leave so I don’t plan on being on the computer much — but wanted to say hello to anyone who is still reading. I know I’ve not been much of a blogger these days but rest assured, I’ll be back more regularly soon! I just need this time for me, selfish as it sounds.
I really can’t believe these eleven weeks have flown by so quickly … our little girl is blossoming before our eyes and just such a treasure to watch.I’m going to miss her SOOOO much but I have to remember this will be harder on me than on her. I broke down Saturday night when my husband came home, crying hysterically to my husband. We talked through it and ultimately I know it’s the right decision to return to work … but it doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.
The reality is here now and I’m not gonna lie; it’s daunting. But I’m certainly not the first woman to struggle with this and most of my friends are working moms, so I have a lot of support which is great. In addition, I’ll be working from home on Fridays so I think that will help some. And in prep of the big transition, I will be doing a half-day test-run at daycare this coming Friday. My mother-in-law will be watching Maya the first week she’s here and then the second week she’s here, we’ll send her to daycare.
I already plan to pack the diaper bag/prepare bottles/clothes/etc the night before and will bring some pics of Maya, but moms who went back to work … any other must-have advice or words of wisdom you can share?
Thank you for listening!