So tomorrow marks the end of my 5-month hiatus from work and right about now, I am wishing I lived in one of those countries that have 1 year maternity leaves. And, not to be a complainer but, I am dreading it. I am not ready to leave the baby for such a long time. My work days are 12 1/2 hours long, plus commuting time of an hour, round-trip. The baby is usually fast asleep by the time I will be leaving and getting home, which means I might not get to see her at all! That's really what I am upset about. I keep reminding myself that I should be thankful that I have a good job and health benefits and a luxury that most working moms don't have...I only have to work 2 days a week!
I have been exclusively breastfeeding, so because I was too tired in the beginning, I began pumping about a month ago. I think I have a good amount of milk to begin with. Pumping is such a pain, but a necessary evil!
She has a pretty easy schedule at this point...wake, change diaper, eat, play, sleep, repeat! The interesting part will be seeing how he pulls off helping with homework and getting dinner prepared--that's always a crazy juggling act for me!
There's not much other prep, because like I said, its only 2 days!