I'd love to have a cute blog post about how to survive your first day back after maternity leave... one of those posts with witty detailed instructions and matching memes to boot.... But the truth is, there's no list that can help you. There are only two things I’m sure can help:
1. Get as much sleep as you can (which I totally failed at, but intend to do better tonight)
2. Get in all the extra snuggles with the little one(s) that you can... (which I also intend to do more of tonight)...
I hope you can appreciate that this blog post is barely long enough to be considered a blog post... but I think its brief nature makes a stronger point than I could make by writing paragraphs and paragraphs on how I coped with the pain and stress of being away from my baby. I missed her so much I don't have time to tell you how much.
How do you survive being away? By being present in the moments you can. She's wide awake smiling at me, and I'm not going to miss it!
Back to snuggles!
Welcome to my blog! I blogged my entire pregnancy in 2017 and I had high hopes for where I could take my running after baby number 2, but my body had other plans. At some point I got too discouraged to write and recently realized that it is essential for my personal growth and development to keep putting feelings into coherent(ish) thoughts. I still hope to run sub 2:45 in the marathon one day, but for now I’m trying to focus on the process and I’m learning to enjoy it. You can come along for the ride, apologies in advance for grammatical incorrectness!