Last Tuesday was my first day back at work since Isaiah was born. It was a bittersweet day. On one hand, I like going to work. I enjoy my job and the work that I do. I like my co-workers. I like interacting with other adults.
On the other hand, I miss that adorable face! (Well, adorable faces if you count Duchess.) I miss spending my entire day with my little munchkin. I miss all of his smiles. I miss our cuddle time. I miss our playtime. I especially miss our naptime.
I guess what is really important is finding that balance. Yes, it is hard to be away from Isaiah while I am at work. But that just means that the time I get to spend at home with him in the mornings, evenings, and on the weekends will be that much more special.
John gets to spend the first two weeks that I am back at work at home with Isaiah, thanks to his company’s generous leave policy for dads. After that, Isaiah will be going to an in-home daycare a few blocks from our house. It will be nice for him to be around other kiddos too; he LOVES to watch other kids play and hopefully soon he will be interacting with them too!
As things progress, we will continually monitor Isaiah’s specific needs. We anticipate that sometime in the future, he will probably need additional care. But for now, he is right on track for his age. Plus, John and I were able to work it out so he only has to go to daycare four days a week, leaving Mondays open for any appointments he may need.