I wouldn't let myself think about leaving Pierce before I started back to work. It ended up working well for me. I handled my first day just fine. I couldn't believe how fast 8 hours went by. I did have a hard time Tuesday evening, though. I had a little pity party for myself realizing that I was no longer a SAHM, maternity leave was over, and Pierce is growing up way faster than I'm ready for. I was fine the rest of the week and it helped my mom was able to watch him. I also like that I am only a few minutes away from him. In fact, Friday I was able to come home and breastfeed him real quick.
The next week I will be continuing my orientation full-time, except I will be working 3-11 pm. Pierce goes to sleep around seven, so it helps knowing I will only miss 4 hours of his awake time. I plan on coming home and attempting a dream feed or just getting some extra cuddles in if he won't eat. I LOVE putting him to bed. I don't know why, but I do, so I'm really going to miss that the next couple of weeks. I can't wait to be part-time and get more evenings with him.
I'm so thankful for this job! I am amazed at the power of prayer and faith. God's mercy is real and true! All you have to do is believe and give it to Him... So far, I love it! And it is so exciting to think about how much of a better nurse this is going to make me, how much of a better mommy I'm going to be, how many different people I'm going to get to help across our country, all while making a great income for my little family. I'm excited to see where this job takes me and can't wait to start working from home. I'm already looking at ways to design my home office. hehe
|Cuddles after work. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.|
God is good.
LOTS OF LOVE,