All I've been doing is photo posting lately. But that'll change really soon.
Today is the end of the 5th week of my maternity leave. That's right, I have one more week left of devoted motherhood. I'm going to miss it, but I'm happy that I'm not feeling... defeated and depressed by having to go back to work. I went into work on Wednesday and hashed out with my boss exactly what my reduced schedule was going to be. I wanted to move to four-day work weeks, still maintaining my regular business hours of 7-4, and after checking with FMLA regulations and my HR department we got it all worked out. I'll be taking every Wednesday off until the last week in December. I figure that'll give me a good amount of time to fully adjust to everything and it'll also mean my sister wont have Evy three days a week (along with her own newborn and 2.5 year old) until she's 9 months old. Hopefully that'll make a positive difference that'll be more of help rather than a hindrance.
So, Paul will be working from home Monday & Friday, my sister will be watching her Tuesday & Thursday and then I'll be with her on Wednesday. I'm so happy that she'll be with family! I know my parents had to do what they had to do but I hated going to people's homes for daycare and we just can't afford Kindercare.
I hate to say it, but I'm actually looking forward to going back to work a bit. Watching Evy, I really have no schedule. I'm lucky if I put on a bra or take a shower. Often times I wont eat breakfast until I'm shaking and I wont have lunch until well in the afternoon or until Paul get's home. I'm looking forward to getting back into some kind of routine that ensures I eat and bathe :P I'm sure I could have gotten into a good routine if I had more time - but these first few weeks have just flown by and everything keeps changing.
I also miss having a presence online. I miss blogging and my online friends. I know that sounds terrible but the truth is I've put everything on hold these last few weeks because I knew that they were only temporary. Once I go back to work and I know what'll be permanent.
Anyhow - so that's that. I go back to work on June 2nd.