Tuesday, September 22, 2009

On maternity leave....

Ahh.. the bittersweet taste of finishing my maternity leave. On the one hand, I could never be "ready" to leave my beautiful baby girl for 8 long hours to sit at a desk and cater to other peoples screaming children. And yet, I am completely ready to get that all-important paycheck to ensure that my baby's bottom is secure with diapers and her tummy is full of milk. My office missed me. They truly did. I was welcomed back with open arms. It's a nice feeling to be missed, and a terrible feeling to be the one missing someone.

My six weeks at home, I have to say, were very productive and also filled with extreme laziness. I birthed a child = Productive.
I slept until noon = Laziness.
I read A LOT of books = Productive.
I laid on the couch until 2:00 = Laziness.

I loved spending every minute with my husband and our newest member of the family. I got used to our routine of sleeping late, making googly-eyes at Novalee, cooking dinners together, rinse, lather, repeat.

Is it too soon to retire?


  1. I know, right?! I ask myself that all the time! I'm glad you got a warm welcome back to the office. I'm sure that helped matters a bit. We miss you guys and can't wait to see you sooooon....

  2. Wow - six weeks is pretty short! I know two friends who are on four-months maternity leave. I gess that would make it even harder to go back.

    Good to know that you are appreciated at work!