Even though it was my choice, it was still hard. I cried daily the week leading up to my first day back, and I cried daily my first week. I haven't cried about it since.
I really like my job. I don't really think about my baby when I am working. Every once in a while I will miss her and stare at pics all morning long- but that's the exception. I am good at what I do and I stay busy at work.
I really love my baby. Obviously the love I feel for my daughter is a different love that I feel for my job. It is possible to love both. Saturday and Sunday are my favorite days of the week. No work and all baby.
Just because I can't come to 10 a.m. Thursday playgroup doesn't mean I want to be excluded. Being left out doesn't feel good when you are 15 or 25.
I don't look down on stay at home moms. I don't judge stay at home moms. I wonder what the day looks like for a stay at home mom. I'm curious- not judgemental.
I'm not too busy for friends. My schedule might look a little different than yours, but I am a lonely new mom just like you.
I'm too busy for friends. (Sometimes)
I don't really have any hobbies. If I'm not working I am taking care of my baby, my husband and my house. Sometimes I run. Sometimes I take a trip to the grocery store by myself. Sometimes I read. I don't craft, bake or...craft.
I go to bed early because I'm really tired. My day starts very early and is filled to capacity. I'm sure yours is too.
Bottom line? I'm just a mom too. The fact that I work isn't the biggest piece to my life.