It was my first day back to work today! In keeping with all those “first day” photos floating around social media, here are the things you should know about me: my favorite subject is lunchtime.Today’s lunch is spinach and salmon because this baby weight is not falling off anymore. Wahhhhhhh! My best friend is Martin. I like the color purple and I want to be an independently wealthy woman when I grow up. I’m 36 years old.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
It actually wasn’t too bad leaving the house this morning. Admittedly, I would love nothing more than to stay home all day with the baby, and nap, and play, and do all the things around the house I would really, really love to do. I felt that way with my older babies, and it’s still true today. That will never change.
But this is the fourth time I’ve returned to work after a lengthy maternity leave, and I know the drill. Our whole family knows the drill. And I have three shining examples of healthy, well-adjusted kids who grew up with working parents, so I know Junior is going to be fine, too.
It wasn’t a GREAT day, though. It was tough, especially since I literally couldn’t do anything at my office. Despite the checklists I left for everyone, nobody prepared for my return. I couldn’t even turn on my computer because all my access was deleted. It’ll be restored in 48-72 hours.
Nevertheless, I’m grateful. I’m grateful that all the stars aligned, and I was able to take 12 weeks of maternity leave without hurting the family finances. And I’m grateful to be returning to a job that allows me to provide for my family.
And Wynter’s honey-do list is growing! I brought the transformer to work, but not the correct power cord to the breast pump. I literally notified Wynter to have the baby awake and ready for me THE SECOND I float home!
School begins for the older three very soon, and I think we’re all looking forward to having that structure and consistency in our lives again. A new chapter is beginning, and as always, we’re moving along, full speed ahead.