Sunday, January 04, 2009
Hi Ho, Hi Ho...
This coming Tuesday will mark Grace's three month birthday and it is also the end of my maternity leave. Meaning, back to work I go! A few of you have asked if I am going back to work, since I wrote a few "Stay at Home Mom" posts. The answer is yes, but I'm only going back three days a weekI have pretty mixed feelings. On one hand, the girls start a new daycare, which was probably more tramatizing for Conrad and I than for Isabelle. We were pretty choked up on her last day of the old daycare a couple of weeks ago. She was like, "Huh? Whatever..."
Also, I have never been away from Grace for more than two hours and that only one time. I am dreading the whole pumping ordeal, but really really don't want to wean her so early. I am also slightly concerned that she will stop wanting to nurse after she gets a bottle...but pumping we shall do!
On the OTHER hand, it will be nice to have a little bit of independence, and dare I say, "alone" time as my job requires a bit of travel. I think I'll cherish those hours in the car alone like never before! I have already pulled out the ole' iPod and am looking forward to catching up on all of my favorite talk radio.
I don't think it will be as traumatic as it was leaving Isabelle the first day, week...months...because I feel extremely blessed to be able to work part time. It seems like the Lord really set me up over the past few years to be able to do this. Several times I have tried to get other jobs or even other positions within the same organization, but never got the job. And if I had, chances that this schedule would have worked out are slim.
So, happy three month's Gracie!