Well, I survived my first week back to work. Thanks to all my “virtual friends” for the words of support and encouragement when I went back to my day job. My ten weeks home with Henry went by in a bit of a happy blur. But I think I’m beginning to embrace my role as “working mom.”
I’m so thankful for my mom who is watching Henry during the day (until November, when they go back to Arizona for the winter). This made the transition back to heels and hose a lot easier than it could have been. She even comes to my house in the morning, so getting out the door with a baby isn’t something I have to worry about.
I don’t worry about his well-being at all. In fact, he’s probably getting more lovin’ than he knows what to do with. I get picture text messages from Henry nearly every day, and I am thankful I can pump at work and provide for him while I’m away. He’s clearly not lacking in the milk department. (I love those rolls.)
The first day was the worst, I may have even had a bit of a melt-down. But each day has gotten a little better. (Day one and day two)
I’m also learning to make the most of the time I have with him at home. I do very little of anything that pre-baby Kim would have considered productive in the evenings. (No blogging, crafting, painting …) But, it is productive to post-baby Kim. We snuggle. We play. We walk. He eats and eats and eats. It’s pretty heavenly. I cannot speak for everyone, but I actually think I may appreciate this time with Henry more now that I’m back to work.
Weekends have also changed considerably. Here are a few snapshots from our fun weekend.