I officially went back to work today. To say it was an emotional day for me would be an understatement. I woke up extra early and got myself ready for work before Isla got up and felt nervous and anxious all morning. When Isla got up for the day I just started crying. I felt so bad that I had to leave her.
We did our usual routine in the morning. I nursed Isla, we all had breakfast, I got her dressed, packed her backpack and we played before Dana and I dropped her off. I usually leave for work at 8:30am so we took Isla to daycare at 8:15am which is right across the street from us! We said our goodbyes, with a few more tears shed and walked out the front door.
Driving to work, things got a little better. Suddenly everything felt familiar; the drive, the scenery, even the radio station was playing the same music that I was listening to just a year before. It all seemed so normal and just like that I was a working mom again.
The day was a little longer than usual but with updates from the sitter, I knew she was doing great and in good hands.
When I got home, we had dinner, played with her new Little People Happy Sounds House and took a stroller ride before bed. All in all, the day went as a I hoped with only a few tears and a happy baby that was excited to see me at the end of the day!
|Isla’s new backpack from Nanny and Gramps!|
|Waiting to get the show on the road.|
|“I am having so much fun right now!”|