Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Back to work

As of yesterday I am officially a working mom. At first the maternity leave was going so slow and I even told Matt I was ready to go back to work at 6 weeks in exchange for time off later. The Ophelia became her own person and started doing more than just eating and sleeping and the rest of the time flew by. Luckily for me the end of the semester was last week, so I have a month to transition back into working before needing to think about classes again.

Somehow my child knew that something was going on when we attempted to go to sleep on Sunday night. She finally decided to fall asleep at 10pm, only to be awake to eat at 11pm and again at 3:30am. This was a huge change since she has been sleeping through the night or only waking up between 4-5am for about a month. Thanks to her eratic sleep I was awake for the day at 3:30, it was a good thing work for busy and I didn't have time to think about my lack of sleep and need for coffee. Ophelia had a great day with grandma and even managed a couple naps. It was nice being back in the "real world" and now I'm enjoying my first day off after being back to work, what a nice schedule!

1 comment:

  1. I remember also feeling ready to go back after about 6 weeks, though only part time. Interesting that here in Denmark basically no one goes back before 6 months because you get full time pay, so why go to work again when you won't even be payed more?

    Good luck with manging everything!

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