Friday, July 8, 2011

My First Week Back At Work Was….

Not what I expected!

It was….

…..Plain Awesome!

I felt welcomed by my co-workers and even people who I just passed in the hallways.

I was greeted by my co-worker with flowers and chocolate.

In the bathroom, one lady even said to me, “We missed your singing”. (She was not a co-worker btw)

My boss took me out to lunch on my first day back.

My birthday was on July 4th, so in addition to being “welcome back” gestures, the flowers, chocolate and lunch were birthday gifts too!

Leaving Ezaias was hard, but I was able to handle it!

What helped is the fact that I don’t take him to the sitter, daddy does.

So I leave him home with daddy each morning.

I also mentally prepared myself for my return.

Reading “Milk Memos” helped as well! (Read it! It's great for all you moms and future moms who will return to work soon - or not so soon)

Waking up at 6:30 (to make it to work by 8 am) was not bad either.

Before Ezaias, I worked at 9:30 am. So it has been an adjustment.

I have been able to pump twice a day and while it seems a little inconvenient, it’s all worth it! (Medela Pump In Style Pump Rocks!!)

Ezaias is completely comfortable with his sitter and when I pick him up at the end of the day, he has the biggest smile on this face.

He and the sitter have a great relationship already!

I didn’t feel guilty for leaving him, rather I felt great about being able to help provide for him and make a great life for him!

I missed him like crazy, but thinking about him gave me great motivation to excel in all my tasks/responsibilities so that I make sure my boss never wants to let go of me so I can continue to provide for Ezaias!

This week has gone by pretty smoothly (and fast too) and I am really grateful for that!

Thanks to everyone who gave me advice and words of encouragement before my return to work and during this week!!


Please share with me some positive things you remember about your return to work.


  1. I just bought the same pump. Has your supply stayed about the same since you've started back at work?

    I know it's hard transitioning back to work. But, seeing how you had a great return makes me worry less when I return after the first quarter of the school year.

    I hope it continues to be a positive experience!

  2. I'm glad it went well! This is encouraging, lol.

  3. I'm a new reader and I have a feeling I'm going to really enjoy your blog!

    I just went back to work after having my first child in March. I'm glad it went really well for you! I originally pumped twice during the day at work but increased it to 3 times on days that I have to take him to day care. Slowly my supply was effected from being back at work but this helped along with other tips I got from my lactation consultant. Hopefully pumping continues to go well for you!

  4. glad it's going great for you! I remember pumping up to three times a day. It was so worth it for my little guy. It was a hard transition for me but made easier because my husband drops off and my son's school is awesome. I was there everyday for a month before I left him there and got to know and trust them. :)

  5. I am happy your co-workers welcomed you back so warmly :).

    I am thinking about bumping for the night feeds so I will look into the baby medela pump.

  6. Wow, sounds like a great place to work!

  7. Happy back to work! I didn't know you were a singer and a dancer!
    That was nice of your boss, it sure feels good to be missed

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