Just over two years ago I wrote a post about my first day of work after Stella was born. She was 8w1d old when I started at that job, and coincidentally, Harvey is exactly 8w1d old today – on my first day back at work at that same job.
It’s unbelievable to me how much has changed in these past two years. We went from being incredibly thankful about having one child to being ecstatic about somehow being blessed with two. We went from being unsure if me taking this job was the right course of action for us to being SO thankful for the wonderful boss I work for who has been beyond flexible with me when I was puking pregnant & when I asked for a part-time re-entry into my job postpartum. Daycare is still a mess (Harvey is joining Stella at the same daycare she’s been at for the past 2 years, but I still have a bunch of issues with the place)… but overall, I’m thankful to have a daycare 3 minutes from home and 3 minutes from my job that will let me stop by at lunch to nurse and see my son.
All that being said, for the past 57 days, save the 45 minute run I went on yesterday when Charlie stayed home with Harvey, I have never spent more than 5 minutes away from my baby, and I am so not excited about that changing.
In the past 57 days I’ve changed 453 diapers, nursed for 151 hours, pumped enough to have 240 oz of milk in my freezer, and memorized every inch of my son’s face.
I’m sure Harvey will be okay with this adjustment since he will have his loving big sister there to show him the ropes, but please wish me luck with MY adjustment back to work. You’d better believe I’ll be looking at my Harvey 365 project for pumping inspiration all day today….