Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oh, maternity leave. Please don't go!!

Today marks the beginning of my second full week home (w/o N), or my last week of FMLA. In this situation, I am choosing to go with the sippie-cup half empty approach: this is my last week at home! One week from today I return to the workforce. I so don't want to go.

Wanna know what we did today? Met friends for lunch, went to Target in the middle of the day, rode the escalators a million times (because NO ONE shops at Target midweek) and then came home. Y is sleeping and I just looked up all of the books I want to check out from the library, and decided to make this for dinner. Not what I will be doing a week from today!

Y is finally in a decent rhythm and I feel like I've got my SAHM groove on...

I'm not exactly complaining, just voicing...it's different right? N's mother comes for a three week visit starting on Friday, thus prolonging our need to begin the whole childcare routine. I return to work with a reduced work schedule (30 hours) and different job responsibilities. Both are great for this new Momma, but escalator riding is far more fun! Really six weeks? Are you finished already? Time flies when you travel across the world, become a family, travel back, get sick, have jet lag, celebrate three holidays and get head lice!

8 comments:

Maribeth said...

Oh my, do I know how hard this is. Enjoy this wonderful week! I'm so glad to hear that you are coming back to reduced hours. You will be so glad that you did.

Evelyn said...

Bummer. May this week last and last!

Amanda said...

Boo, I hope this week goes by slowly for you. I am so looking forward to maternity leave but I know it'll fly by so fast.

Mark and Heidi said...

Oh, that sucks! I will have to return to the workforce too and I am dreading it already. Enjoy every minute of this week!!!

one + one said...

Oh! That soup looks tasty!!

Here's to livin' it up during your last week home.

Molly said...

Enjoy your last weekend of freedom, friend! (though I'll definitely be glad to have you back!)

PS: My friend just emailed me that recipe yesterday! Same post and everything! Was it good?

MMG said...

I made smitten kitchen's barley risotto with white beans and kale. SO good!

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