Oops sorry friends I didn’t mean to go missing last week. Life kind of got busy. I guess I say kind of because the weather was less then desirable and me and the little guy spent a couple of days in! During my final days of maternity leave I was busy getting a bunch of things taken care of while he napped. There wasn’t a whole lot to say so I was just quiet last week.
So here we are in my final few days of leave. I go back Thursday and the Hubs starts his leave on Friday.
It’s been a marvelous 3 months and while the weather kept us inside for large chunks of it I have absolutely treasured my time with this little man.
For me, maternity leave was NOT about binge watching Netflix or even daytime television. To be honest the TV was off most days. Nap times were filled with laundry, dinner prep catching up on emails and other random tasks.
Aside from this guy, I will miss going from workout clothes to MORE workout clothes.
I’ll miss getting out the shower, not putting on make up and letting my hair air dry!
I’ll miss lunch dates with my mom.
I’ll miss cuddles, snuggles and loads of smiles
I’ll miss throwing random lunches together using ingredients from my fridge!
I’m not looking forward to lunch planning and packing but I being back at work means I won’t engage in mindless snacking! Goodbye copious amounts of peanut butter!!
I’m also NOT looking forward to cleaning and prepping bottles and doing all the work that goes along with pumping. The Hubs did ask me if I could leave my boobs at home next week to make life easier for him. Sweet huh
Of course 2am nursing sessions will still occur and I know that I am going to have to figure out early morning workouts and getting everything done in the day. For me the runs and workouts are a must in order to feel good but sleep is also a big priority. I’m also a little worried about getting dinner on the table every night and getting the grocery shopping done too. I suppose I need to get back into meal planning to make life easier!
Change is hard and this is going to be new change for about 5 weeks. It’s not so bad because come mid June it’s summer and we are all off together!
To all my mamas out there how did you deal with the change of going back to work. Any advice?