The past 3 months have been a whirlwind. From traveling up to Northern California to visit my parents a few times to going on a 2 week vacation with our baby, things have been a little hectic. Thankfully, we have one of the easiest babies around. And I know a lot of parents will probably hate me for saying this, but he really is easy. He’s always in a good mood and only cries when he’s hungry. I know that this probably won’t last forever, even though I really hope it does. So until then, I’m just going to embrace it.
I’ve always imagined I would be a stay at home mom. That is until I took on my new position last year right before getting pregnant. I work in supported employment for adults with disabilities and I absolutely love my job and the team I work with. I honestly can’t imagine doing anything else. So here I am, the day before heading back to work FULL TIME. I never thought I’d be saying those words. I am so grateful to have a company that serves clients and students from 6 weeks to age 65. And one of the perks of my job is having discounted childcare down the street from my office. I honestly don’t think I would be going back to work if I didn’t have childcare. It’s crazy to me that childcare can be so expensive. I feel like people have to work full time just to pay for childcare. Also, his school is having picture day next week and I think it’s the cutest thing ever!
As grateful as I am to have a job that allows me to put my baby in a safe environment and even bring him into the office whenever I need to, it’s still bittersweet. I’ve spent the past 12 months with him. Every. Single. Day. The longest I’ve ever been away from him is a couple of hours. And that’s because he was with either set of grandparents.
Tomorrow will be a huge change for our family, but I know that Clayton will be handling this change probably better than myself!