I’ve enjoyed 12 weeks home with this tiny turtle. I’ve nursed her on a biliblanket around the clock for a week. I’ve spent all my nights and mornings with her. I caught her very first smile and it gave me chills. I slow danced with her at my sister’s wedding. I had the pleasure of watching her sweet, gentle, and silly personality awaken. I got to stare into her beautiful eyes that twinkle every single morning. I got to bring her forth and give my husband a daughter; my son a sister; my parents and in-laws a granddaughter. I got to give joy and receive joy. She’s become my best little girlfriend and I love her more and more every day. 💕
Tomorrow, I go back to work. Tomorrow I do the hardest part of having a baby - leaving them. Tomorrow I leave my baby and my family again for a 45 hour per week job. This isn’t light or easy for me but I know that my family needs me to. It isn’t easy but it is necessary so I’m trying to hold on to all the sweet little moments to carry me through the first week. 💕
It’s hard to be a working mama and it’s hard to be a SAHM. I’ve been both. So to ALL of you mamas out there: I see you, I feel you, and I love you. ♥️
P.s. This is for the working and stay at home dads, too. I feel like so often fathers are overlooked when they work just as hard. Stay at home dads: thanks for doing what you do, also!