Happy Veterans Day...
Thank you all to the troops and their families (moms/wives/children)
who sacrifice their time and lives to make our lives safe always.
I've thoroughly enjoyed my time at home with Baby Pancakes
and i wish there were more days at home with him...
but unfortunately the time has come to return to the work force.
It's coming along sooner rather than later because of changes
going on at work that required my attention.
I always knew I wanted to return to work after I had a baby.
But now that the time has come...
I'm cringing the thought of being away from Baby Pancakes for eight hours.
An hour was tough but a complete work day sounds crazy to me.
My doubts about this working mom thing persists:
Am I doing the right thing?
Will my baby forget me?
Will he bond more with his caregiver?
Will he be given the time and attention I would give him?
The doubts I have are replaced by the comfort that Baby Pancakes
will be attending Daddy Daycare for now.
That's one of the perks of having a self-employed husband.
It makes me feel good but I think as a working mom...
I will always wonder if I'm doing the right thing by my son?
And the answer to the question, at least for the time being, is "I hope so."
I am also reminded that many women have been doing this for years,
and not everyone has the luxury of having a family member,
the father, nonetheless be the primary caregiver so i do feel blessed.
The doubts will not leave all at once but the comfort and peace of mind is there
that Baby Pancakes will be well taken care of.
And I will be able to work from home one day out of the week
so that Mr. Pancakes can do majority of work on this day.
And i can be home with Baby Pancakes.
It's a blessing in disguise to work at a place that will allow me to do this.
My co-workers are also eager to have Baby Pancakes around the office...
so worse case scenario if i had to bring the baby to the office....
everyone would be accepting of this scenario.
Today feels like back to school after a long vacation.
I don't know how I am going to be as a working mom but i am anxious to find out.
I am sure I will be tired at the end of the day BUT
I know i will find enough energy to spend time with my husband and son.
And that to me is priceless.
Question of the Day:
How did you transition from home to working mom?
Any advice/encouraging words/mantra?