|How sweet is this photo of N with our friends' precious baby girl!?|
My transition to work from full-time mommyhood has overall been much better than I would have imagined. I always thought that going back to work as a mom I would be a teary, blubbering mess that felt like the worst mom in the world for leaving her child at home. However (for the most part), it has been quite the opposite thankfully!
|This little guy LOVES standing! :-)|
And our situation is really ideal for where we are right now. I teach a regular 8 hour day on Tuesdays, but the other 4 days out of the week I only teach 5 hours, from 9:30-2:30, which is such a blessing. It's amazing how much of a difference those 3 hours a day makes. :-) Of course I'm doing more work from home than usual and it was a pay cut, but it's totally worth it for those few extra hours. Baby N stays at home with Dave on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I take him to my parents' house on Wednesdays and Fridays and he goes to a part-time dayschool on Mondays. So, really the schedule really works out very well. And even though I DO miss N while I'm at work, it's also good for me to be at a job that I enjoy and that helps me balance things. And, it's also super fun to come home from work and see N break into a huge smile, grab my face and "zero in" on my face for sloppy baby kisses. :-) (He doesn't ALWAYS do that, but when he does it makes my heart so happy!)