So after nine wonderful months of maternity leave, I had my first day back at work today! And although I still wish I had won the lotto and didn’t have to work at all, it really wasn’t that bad. I am sure the novelty will wear off but it felt fairly liberating to use my brain for something other than remembering to put more nappies in the diaper bag and to have a bit of autonomy…and of course it was great to see all my work friends and to catch up on all the recent gossip! I did think of Baby C at least once every minute…I can’t help but constantly wonder what he is up to. And it turns out that what he was up to not missing his mother!
He and his dad had a great day! Daddy R doesn’t start back to work until Thursday so today he and Baby C had a boys day. Wednesday Baby C will do a half day or so at child care. And then Friday will be Baby C’s first full day at the child care centre. It is just coincidence that the timing has worked out this way but I am hoping that this sort of easing first away from mommy and then away from home will help with the transition.
So think we will all cope just fine with me going back to work. However I am still planning on buying the off lotto ticket! Someone has to win…might as well be me!