Let’s live-write this experience, shall we?
0104 – crying for milk feed. Mmmm sleepy cuddles.
0244 – crying AGAIN. WTF not even two hours since last feed. Remind self to treasure sleepy cuddles. Can she sense she’s about to be getting less milk?
0304 – what I should wear for my first day back…?
0525 – can hear her mewling. Go back to sleep baby it’s 35mins too early and I’ll miss you but I’m not ready for cuddles yet.
0555 – KS asks me what time it is. Then we ponder the merits of calling in sick. (Note to employers – I’M SO JOKING)
0610 – marvel at the luxury of being able to get ready without an audience as MiL takes Adelyn and KS has gone to make his breakfast.
0614 – bring her back upstairs to keep me company anyway (Adelyn, not the MiL). Contemplate dressing smart for first day back but it’s cold out so double leggings and slouchy jumpy it is. Jazzing it up with some hoop earrings that I can actually wear today without fear of being yanked.
0640 – sit down for breakfast and entertained watching someone else deal with the squawks/spoon swipes/when-she-pushes-food-back-out-by-sticking-out-her-tongue.
0655 – bye bye to Papa. Commence play time!
0725 – getting sad again. My “little sister” at work tells me she’ll make baby crying sounds in the office if I miss Adelyn too much. Makes me smile. Must remind self to live in the NOW and not mope.
0748 – OWW forgot I had hoops on till Adelyn made an enthusiastic grab at one during cuddle.
0800 – MiL says I can go get dressed now. Have to explain that I am dressed. She manages to keep face neutral.
0830 – cry my way through putting Adelyn down for her morning nap. She looked at me like I was crazy – this was actually helpful. Breaks my heart to think of her waking up and finding I’m not there. Oh god want to cry again FFS.
0845 – nearly miss the train. For once am grateful for Southeastern Rail delay. Looking like slightly deranged bag lady with my layers and puffy red eyes.
0859 – just realised have got my headphones on but not actually playing any music. This doesn’t bode well for my attention span.
0907 – ugh this feels like a break up where you start crying at anything that reminds you of them. Should probably turn off James Bay’s sad songs. Geez. Ooh Bruno Mars can cure all blues!
0915 – have been back to office many times over my Leave. First time coming back in as official Colleague – daring to let myself feel excited at being part of a Team again. Get your game face on – LET’S DO THIS
0919 -£6 effing 20p for a peak time single?!?!! WTF.
0922 – quick check in bathroom to make sure am less deranged looking.
0930 – let the work begin!
1045 – sweetest hubby sent flowers to the office for my first day – such a thoughtful surprise.
1430 – interesting sitting through training sessions for tools I helped create or processes I helped develop haha
1625 – full on refresher day. Knackered. Must get Outlook and Skype set up again.
1630 – ooh where’d that Pandan cake come from?
1645 – 10,144 emails. Actually less than expected considering it’s a year’s worth.
1650 – Marked all as read LOL
1657 – Time to leave for train. Huh I can’t zip up my coat – boobs have apparently gotten that full
1658 – hah can still do the 75 steps at Waterloo East *victory dance*
1723 – Good Lord this feels like the slowest train ever.
1753 – home