For a lot of working moms, the countdown until your first day back to work starts as soon as your precious baby is born — but not in a good way. Each week, I’d have to check off one more week I had gotten to spend at home with my baby, and one week less until I had to return to work.
But, in looking for the positive side in sending my baby boy to daycare, it definitely made me cherish all of our time together at home for those first twelve weeks! During my maternity leave with Blaire, we were able to just hang out at home and relax most days. This time, I still sent Blaire to daycare so Ben and I could spend our days together. After that, we had a combination of spending our days at home relaxing and just hanging out. And the other times we would try to get out to the zoo, the park or the pool so Blaire would have lots of fun things to look back on from her time at home with mama and Ben.