First Day of Work

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.