My job is nothing exciting, I work at my local John Lewis, but it suits me and I'm happy with it. I love all the people I work with and don't get me wrong I'm looking forward to seeing them all again, and catching up with everything I've missed. I'm also extremely lucky to not be working full time either. I'll be working a two week rota, so 4 days one week (including the whole weekend which I'm not excited to do haha), and just two days the next week.
Some of you may now be thinking I'm moaning over nothing, and I've still got loads of time to spend with Indiana, and that I'm hardly working. But to me it's going to be so hard! I've spent everyday for almost 9 months with my baby. We've probably spent most of the time doing absolutely nothing, just enjoying each others company and having as many cuddles as possible. But everyday is so special, and now as the days pass I just don't want it to end!
I have been thinking about all the positives though. The routine will probably do me good, as at the moment we don't really have one, apart from seeing my sister at least once a week. This will probably make me do loads on the days I have off in the week too, to make sure I'm making the most of our days together. I think a bit more adult company will be great as well, as there's only so much baby talk you can have a day haha. I'll also be able to switch off from 'mummy Emily' and to just be myself again, although I bet I'll spend all day talking about Indie, or thinking about what she's getting up to haha.
The best thing about this all is that I know Indie's going to have so much fun! You probably already know that Jack works in a nursery. Yes this does mean that we get cheaper childcare (one of the many reasons I'm actually going back to work), but it also means I know that she's always going to be safe and happy with him around.
How did you feel returning to work after Maternity Leave?