Friday, November 04, 2005

Back to work...

Well today is my official last day of maternity leave. I cannot believe how FAST it's gone. Although if I think back to mid-August, that seems like a long time ago. But it has only been 11 weeks. I'll be working Monday, Wednesday, Thursday for the first two weeks and then the 3rd week is Thanksgiving so I'll only work Mon-Wed. So I guess my return to full time will be after Turkey Day. I know I'm really going to miss the kids, but I am looking forward to getting back to work. Work gives me "me" time and I'm in need of a dose of it. Taking care of 2 kids full time is exhausting and mentally draining. It's definitely gotten easier the past few weeks but I don't think I'm cut out to do it 5 days a week. Maybe part-time sometime in the future, but I definitely do like working outside the home.

I also realize how different going back to work this time is. Last time I was starting a new job, with a new daycare provider, with my first child. This time it's a job I like, a provider I trust, and with my 2nd kid. I'm definitely not worried like I was last time and my only anxieties are if I'll be able to pump enough milk to keep up with Bryce's demand.

It's also hard to believe how much Caroline has changed since mid-August. She is so interactive and conversational now. She's just amazing and is such a fun little person. I know we've gotten so much closer and feel really good about our relationship. Bryce continues to be a cutie pie and smiles a lot. I will miss cuddling with him as much. But I guess I'll just have to soak him up all evening now.

Well off to my last day of maternity leave. Back to being a WOHM. :)

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