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My Maternity Leave is Coming to an End


Thursday, April 2, 2015

I can't believe I only have 2 1/2 weeks left at home with my baby girls. The time has flown by in an instant it seems. Even those tough days flew by.

I will be going back to work on April 20th and I am having mixed feelings about it. One moment I wish more than anything that I could be a stay at home mommy. And then the next I am ready to go back to work.

I crave the adult interaction and some freedom (like going to the bathroom without babies screaming for me), but I will miss their sweet faces all day. I don't know how new mommies do it. I know this though, I will be at the daycare everyday that first week during lunch (the daycare is across the street from my work) to see them. I haven't been away from them for more than 2-3 hours at a time except my one night hospital stay, and that was really HARD.

How do moms cope with going back to work and not being with their babies? Did you pumping/supply go down when you went back to work? Any tips or tricks to keep your supply up?

Also, the list of things the girls need for daycare is insane, but reasonable I guess. But times that by two? Ouch. Two more sets of sheets, boxes of diapers, more bottles, wipes in a hard case, Aquaphor, pacis, milk, blanket (if wanted), 2 to 3 changes of clothes per baby and sunscreen (for summer outtings).

Hopefully they give us report cards for the babies and keep us posted on their schedule. I am hoping the girls get a better schedule for napping down. Right now they sort of nap opposites of each other except the later afternoon nap.

Any ideas or suggestions on how to make transitioning back to work and daycare easier for mommy and babies?

2 comments:

  1. Leaving your babies is super hard at first, but it will get easier. I think exposing them to more people when they're little helps avoid separation anxiety issues when they're older, which helps immensely in giving mommy and daddy much needed breaks! Personally, I've found that I'm a better mom when I'm working because I get my daily break. But everyone is different so you'll have to try it out and decide what's best for you and your family, financially and emotionally. As far as pumping, you're already in the habit so you'll be fine. Having pictures of your babies helps!

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    1. We have been exposing them to lots of people and going on dates, so we have been away from them from time to time. I think I will enjoy being back at work because I do need my break too. Thanks for commenting and making me feel better. And good idea on the pictures of them while point at work.

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