6/6/11

First day back!

Well today was my first day back at work and I am so happy to say that it went well - extremely well.

I honestly expected to cry this morning, a lot. But I actually didn't. I think I got it all out of my system last week.

It seems that the anticipation of the actual first day was worse than the actual day itself.

It also helps that for the month of June Eli gets to stay at our house with his grandmas.

He will start childcare in July but for the month of June our moms are taking turns driving here and keeping Eli for the three days that I am working.

So this morning I left Eli with Luke's mom and I knew he was safe and sound. She updated me throughout the day and texted me pictures of him.
I'm working Monday and Tuesday 8-5 and Wednesday 8-noon so by noon on Wednesday I will be home for the week with my baby. I'm so thankful that it worked out for me to go part time. I was not ready to leave my place of employment and my job duties, but I was also not ready to leave my baby all week. This seems that it is "the best of both worlds".

I know that I will have good days and bad days. I'm sure there will be a couple of days here and there where I will miss Eli all day and just want to hold him, but I also know that most days will be good days and I will enjoy my time at work and know that Eli is enjoying his time and is in safe hands.

And can we talk for a minute about HOW WEIRD it was to return to work after being gone for 12 straight weeks?!? I honestly felt like I never left.

I keep thinking it is March and feel totally thrown off when I realize it is in fact June.

My office is the same, my desk is the same, my entire work routine is the exact same. I was gone for 60 days, yet I feel like I didn't miss a day. Randomly throughout the day I would think OH YEAH I HAVE A BABY NOW. It was just bizarre.

I also never pumped milk while sitting at my desk 60 days ago. That was interesting.

Here is a picture of us thatLuke snapped before I left for work.

Actually I asked him to take it. I like how I made it sound like he spontaneously picked up the camera and we just happened to pose. It did not happen like that. But I have to say it was much less dramatic then the weekly pregnancy posts we took for several months. Those fights will go down in history.

Eli and I on my first day back to work:

I just re-read this post and realized it is totally sporadic and doesn't really flow. That is what happens when you write a post at 11:00 at night after working all day when you were up with a baby for several hours the night before.

So basically expect lots of posts like this.

Happy Monday!

22 comments:

Kodi said...

I'm loving staying home & I know it's what's best for us right now with Nathan leaving soon, but I actually miss the routine and normalcy of a job. I think you really do have my ideal situation. Your job is awesome for letting you go part-time with such a great schedule too!

Courtney said...

You look great on your first day back! I feel like Eli is starting to look a lot more like Luke now

Chelsi said...

Glad your first day went well! I'm sure it is weird to return to work after being gone for so long... And, I have to say, your hair looks AWESOME in this picture. Random, I know. But it looks really pretty! HA! And, sometime you should do a post w/baby pics of you & Luke. If you've already done that, whoops!

Elle said...

I am sure Eli is super proud of his hard working mamma!


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The Pink Owl said...

So glad you had a good first day back!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

So so glad it went smoothly!!

Ashley said...

SO glad it went great!! I love the picture, Eli's expression is co sute, and you look great! Hope the next couple of days go just as well!

d.a.r. said...

You look SOOO great!!! I'm glad that it went smoothly, sounds like you have a really great situation! What a blessing!

Sweet Simplicity said...

You look so good! I didn't realize it was your first day back. I guess that is what happens when you stop checking twitter. I feel so out of the loop. q

Kiersten said...

I'm so glad it went well and that your work was able to be flexible and create a situation that works well for you and your family. It sounds like the best of both worlds!

{MumandRoo} said...

I kept randomly thinking about you all throughout the day yesterday, wondering how it was going. How weird is that? Following someone's blog can really mess with your mind and make you feel like you're actually part of their life, lol. Anyway, I'm glad it went well! :)

Also, where did you get that sweater? I love it!

Dianna said...

My husband hates taking the weekly belly pictures too! Glad you had a good first day back.

PinkSass said...

You look great and my goodness Eli is getting so big.

Lucky in Love said...

Oh Megan...I'm so happy it went well for you! Wishing you all the best with your part time gig!

Malory said...

I'm really glad you're back! Even though I'm commenting on your blog during work I'm just taking a break. Ok back to the Casey Anthony Trial...

Newlywed Next Door said...

You really do have the best of both worlds! So happy for you.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

First of all; you look fantastic!

Second; I agree with the whole it felt like you never left. Within an hour on my first day, it was business as usual and I couldn't figure out why the world didn't seem to recognize that I JUST HAD A BABY. I mean, shouldn't that be a holiday or something?!?

Glad your day went well :)

Becca said...

oh yay! Glad your first day back went well - you look beautiful!

Rachel said...

That is seriously one fabulous schedule! So nice to know that you get to be with every week by noon on Wednesdays! Glad the first day back was successful. And by the way, you looked fabulous for your first day :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

So happy that it was a great day for you all! You looked gorgeous! Your new schedule sounds perfect - truly the best of both worlds. Enjoy!

California Wife said...

I'm so happy to hear that your first day back went so well! Your schedule sounds perfect, you're really getting the best of both worlds!

5th Belle Avenue said...

You look amazing!! And your little muffin is PRECIOUS!! I want to eat him up!! :)