...the life and times of a banker who would rather be a full time writer...
Friday, February 4, 2011
the end of the beginning
I'm kind of sadspice.
I go back to work Tuesday.
Stella will still have another week before she starts daycare, as hubs is taking a vacay week next week to stay home with her, which means we'll all be home together this weekend and on Monday.
Soooo.... my point being... today is my last day of just Stella & me at home.
Maternity leave pretty much rocked. I mean, I guess it's kind of like being in labor... it isn't so wonderful while you're in the midst of it, but looking back... it was amazing.
There were moments during those days alone when she was fussy and I was exhausted that I just wanted to trade places with my husband and RUN back to work to get a break, some adult interaction, a full night's sleep (yeah, he gets that. I let him sleep, because I might be dog tired but I'm still a control freak.)
But, now that it's basically over I feel like maternity leave was the most precious time. I will never get to spend that much time with her allatonce -- seriously, maybe never again. Yeah, I'll have vacation weeks and stuff... but I'll never be off work for EIGHT weeks again.
(Unless I pop out another peanut.)
(Perish the thought. My checkbook can NOT handle that.)
(In fact, I told hubs that we might get to "do it" again on [or around] Valentine's Day, but that if we did he had to wear, like, four condoms.)
Stella is awesomely adorable, and I really did treasure this special bonding time. And, to be honest, I'm looking forward to her leaving the "infant" phase and growing into the "baby" phase: rolling over, crawling, saying her first word, laughing...
Dude. Being a mom is kind of fantastic.
Perhaps when I go back to work I'll have other things to blog about besides this wonderful girl.
Future topics may include:
becoming a recessionista
post partum weight loss
the first time i eat sushi and get drunk post baby (cause that's overdue!)
my friends upcoming cruise-wedding
ways i entertain myself for free
breast pumping at work: because you KNOW that is going to be interesting.