Just as I'm getting used to being home with Alli and my work life feels like a distant memory, I come to realize that my maternity leave is coming to an end. The thought of waking up at 5 a.m. and hurrying off to work after being up throughout the night with a hungry baby seems impossible... but this will be my reality as of tomorrow! Hopefully, Alli decides to give us a good night's rest tonight, similar to last night, where she slept from 9pm to 4:45am! After that almost 8 hours, I really do feel refreshed and rested.
Although there are many negative and pouty things I could say about returning to work, (boo hoo for me), I'm trying to stay positive about the whole experience. There's no point in being a negative person... Alli will be able to sense the negativity and tell something's wrong, which can't have a good impact on her! So, I'm trying to think of the positives... like seeing my friends at work again, taking care of sick kiddos and the wonderful way that makes me feel when I know how appreciative they & their parents are, and letting Alli meet other babies her age and experience new things outside of being cooped up in the house with me for the past three months!
So here's to a great start to a new chapter in our lives.. the world of daycare & a working mommy! Just hoping that someday she'll be proud of her nurse mom and know that what I do at work is important too... and makes the time we do get to spend together that much more meaningful! You can't beat only working 3 days a week too.. at least she doesn't have to be in daycare 5 days a week like some kids. See, another positive! I can do this positive thing better than I thought =)
Here's Alli Ru in her scrubs... cheering her mommy on!