My maternity leave has officially ended, and I’m back at work. While I really enjoyed being home with Isla for three months and am so glad we had that time together to bond and also to get the whole breastfeeding thing down pat, I’m also very happy to be back at work.
These days, I manage to get showered every day, get out of the house by 8-ish AM, and am guaranteed at least one meal where a crying baby won’t keep me from eating. That in and of itself is a miracle.
I really missed work, though. I love what I do. My job is challenging and fun and rewarding, and that’s not to say being home wasn’t all those things too, because it certainly was. It wasn’t the same, though. It’s nice to be able to have both worlds, both my job and my wonderful family. I miss my baby girl, and I’m sad to see her grow up so quickly, but in the long run, this is for the best for all of us.
Hooray for spreadsheets, sharepoint, and phone meetings! I’ve missed you, old friends.
Stay tuned: I’m doing a Back to Work Giveaway that will feature a set of Playtex Nursers bottles, Medela Micro-Steam Bags, and Medela Breast Pump Wipes. Check back here over the next few days for product reviews. The giveaway will start Saturday!