i've officially been back at work for one year since my maternity leave! overall i would say it's been a smooth transition and i'm happy with the with the way things have worked out. sure, i have days where i wish i could be at home with azalea more, but i really feel like i get a good work/home life balance with my 32 hour/week schedule. i try so hard not to take it for granted because i know there are so many moms who work full time who wish they could have that option. i'm forever thankful to my employer for being flexible and letting me have wednesdays off.
i gave a recap of my average day shortly after i went back to work, but things have changed as azalea has gotten older. my day looks more like this now:
~ 5:50am - my alarm goes off, i jump in the shower
~ 6-6:30am - azalea usually wakes up somewhere in here. thatcher feeds her breakfast while i finish getting ready.
~ 7:10am - out the door for daycare drop off and carpool to work with karen.
~ 7:45-8:00am - arrive at work
~ 4:45pm - karen and i leave for daycare pick up.
~ 5:30pm - arrive home with my girl (best part of my day!). we usually play until daddy gets home and the rest of the night consists of dinner, bath for azalea, laundry, and some relaxation time after she goes to bed around 7:30-8:00pm.