I’ve been back to work a week and a half.
I’ve never felt so busy in my life – busy at work trying to catch up on 3+ months of emails. And 3+months of a project which I was spearheading prior to my leave. Now I am playing catch up and feeling woefully behind.
The first day was the worst. I cried on my way in. I stopped at Dunkin Donuts on my way in for an iced coffee and said “Fuck it! I’m having a donut.” I’d been trying to eat healthy, but felt I deserved a treat since it was a tough morning. The drive in each morning is the toughest part – usually once I get to work I am engaged and busy and the day goes by quickly. And I enjoy seeing my friends again, and gossiping, and venting, and getting back into my work rhythm with them. I will say that I don’t particularly enjoy pumping, but the “Lactation Rooms” are nice enough and comfortable.
There’s a lot more to say but not a lot of time to say it, as I’m stealing this time while McLovin naps and The Husband showers. We are going out to dinner with my father, my “birthday dinner” since my birthday is this coming week. We are going for Chinese and I may indulge in a beer.
One thing of note, is that my mother – or “Mimi” as she is now known – watches McLovin one day a week. Thus far she’s watched him two days. The first day, she managed to have a roast chicken dinner prepared for us when we got home from work. Chicken, potatoes, rolls, gravy. The second day she managed to prepare chicken, broccoli and ziti, do all of our laundry and wash all of the bottles she used during the day. I had a tough time managing half that while on maternity leave and taking care of McLovin all day. I could get used to having dinner waiting when I get home!