Monday, June 2, 2008

Not quite as horrible as I thought...

So, today was day one back from maternity leave. It went better than expected. I had cried and cried in anticipation of this morning, but surprisingly, I only cried once today, and that was when I had to say goodbye to Brooklyn. I managed to stay pretty busy and didn't cry at all at work!

I had been moved from one office to another while I was gone, so I had to unpack everything and hang all my stuff up on the walls of the new office. I brought lots of pictures of Brooklyn with me to keep in my office, so that I could still look at her pretty face. I got 5 new cases to work on. (Ouch!!! So much for easing back in!) Lots of coworkers came by to chat and say welcome back, which was nice. Every time I called my mom, I could hear Brooklyn cooing and playing in the background. Oh, and hubby sent me this gorgeous bouquet of flowers to cheer me up. Isn't he thoughtful???

I was running on about 2 hours of sleep, so by about 4:30 p.m., I was crashing! But I got all excited about seeing Brooklyn while I was driving home. I was sooooo happy to get home and snuggle my sweet little baby bear. It's hard to explain how great it felt to just hold her and hug her and kiss her! I missed her sooooo much.

All in all, today was not a bad day. I am pleasantly shocked. Don't get me wrong, I still don't want to be a working mom. But if things continue the way they were today, at least it could be bearable for now.

13 comments:

DC said...

I'm glad your day wasn't too terrible. Your hubby is so sweet for sending flowers. I think you should keep him!

Momma Mary said...

I'm so glad your day was okay!!
I was thinking about you this morning!

Good job Hubby for sending flowers! And at least you know your daughter is in your mother's loving care while you are at work!

Nit said...

Hola from NCLM....thanks for stopping by :)

First of all, I love the name Brooklyn...it makes me think of a spunky little girl, with lots of style and sass! :)

I can understand you not wanting to leave her to go to work, but you are sooo fortunate that your mom is watching her...at least you have one less thing to worry about.

And, I agree....very sweet of your husband. He gets lots of kudos for the flowers!

Duck said...

must have been hard! But the first day is over.
nclm.

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edie & ella said...

I am glad your day went well -- I was thinking about you.... sam

Deb said...

That made my heart swell for you. Glad the transition was not to bad.

Pepper said...

Congrats on making it through the day! I hope the week flies by for you.

Visiting from NCLM

Tanya said...

I'm so sorry you have to be back at work already. I can't imagine having to leave my boy when he was that tiny. As it is I'm already whining about how fast time is going by.

Nicky said...

Glad it wasn't too horrible. On the positive side -- it's great that you have family members nearby to watch her during the day. I'm in the horrifying position of needing to choose which total stranger I want to trust....

korechronicles said...

Tough thing having to leave your gorgeous baby to go back to work, but what a lovely husband you have there. Hope the time at work flies so you can get back to baby snuggles.

Visiting from NCLM.

Portia P said...

Hi there - here via nacomleavmo.

Glad you got through your first day back. It must have been quite nice unpacking into a fresh new room and how gorgeous of your husband to send you the flowers.

I hope it keeps on going ok.

Michelle said...

here from NCLM...glad you made it through your first day back! It isn't easy (I'm a teacher), but I hope you find a balance that works for you :)

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