This week was my last week of maternity leave.
I took a full three months off work, and I can’t explain how wonderful and blessed it’s been. After the first six or seven weeks of getting comfortable with motherhood, the last six weeks have been an absolute joy. Getting to spend so much time with Gabriel and Michael has left me with no regrets.
No regrets that I didn’t hold him enough, or that I didn’t take enough long naps with him on my chest.
No regrets that I missed his first smile, roll-over or even his first Not-Enough-Wipes-In-The-World-Explosion. No regrets that I put off getting through my Responsible Woman To Do List so that I could spend an afternoon hanging out on the living room floor trying to make Gabriel say “Hi” again on video for Michael.
I am a little sad to go back to work (even though I’ll be mostly working from home). However, I can see where my brain might eventually enjoy getting more of a workout than calculating how many errands I can run before Gabe needs to eat again, or figuring out the right detergent mixture to get yellow baby poop out of my robe. 🙂
Laughing at Daddy
I love little boys in overalls!
Blue eyes 🙂
Sometimes I have to re-visit my “don’t take it personally when they cry” post…especially when he looks like this!