Today was my first day back to work. I feel so grateful that I was able to take 10 weeks off with my baby girl and I honestly rarely thought about the day I had to go back to my job. It was a reality and well it was going to happen whether I wanted it to or not. We also moved to a brand new office while I was away so it was almost like starting a new job! I am beyond blessed in more ways than one, to have my mother watch Olivia, but going from being with my baby 24/7 to not seeing her all day was hard. I will never have the option of not working. I know I may miss out on things or even firsts, but you know what, there will always be another first. I do enjoy my career and all the work I have put into It over the years. I have such a high respect for stay at home moms and career moms both. Both have pros and cons but what it boils down to is that we are ALL great moms. Do I wish I could stay home? Heck yes! But money doesn’t grow on trees y’all and in case you didn’t know it, kids are expensive. Have you seen college tuition these days?
I am a very independent driven woman and being successful professionally has always been important. As hard as it is to leave my baby everyday, I hope one day she will be proud of her mommy for reaching her goals and hopefully do the same in her future. She is really good at reminding me that she is. A OK by flashing her gummy grin. Lord I love my sweet girl.
On to day two… I can do this… Maybe. 😉
oh I love this post! You can do it!
Good for you! You are setting a wonderful example for Olivia! 🙂
Best of luck with your first day back. You are fabulous!!!
You are doing a great job, momma! It's never easy to leave the baby, but you are showing her that you are your own person too and have passions to pursue. What a great example you're providing for her. Good luck to you!
Sending prayers and hugs your way!
Good luck momma! I went back a few weeks ago and I work 12 hour shifts and it is brutally hard. But you know what? I enjoy those moments at work when I am in my element. I went to school for many years to be able to do what I do and saving lives is extremely rewarding. Boy, I sure do miss her though!! xoxo
Girl i feel ya, I wen t back to work just shy of 6 weeks, I face-timed Millie every day for the first year till I changed jobs, now I call and talk to her on the phone everyday. Sending prayers, it gets easier but it never is easy. We just love our girls and want the most time with them we can. 😉
Good luck doll! The decision to stay at home or go back to work is a difficult one regardless of whether or not your desires align with what you end up doing. I have always known I wanted to work but it doesn't make leaving peanut any easier. Hope today (and all of the rest) go well!!
Haute Child in the City
Good for you! I love that women can have it all now, motherhood and a career. Olivia has lots to be proud of!