Spending quality time with your baby it’s the best thing ever. Tiring, but so worth it.
In the UK, you are entitled to a year of maternity leave. It’s a lot. It’s perfect for your baby. It’s also great for us mothers, and if you use your time wisely, even better. But towards the end of your leave, you start dreading your return to work (if that’s the case). Not necessarily because of work, but because you are going to leave your baby (in my case full time) with someone. Again, not because they’re staying with someone, but because you’re going to “leave” them. And obviously it’s not the same thing when you leave them for a few hours with a babysitter. In this case, it’s 5 days a week, for 8 hours a day.
So the day came and it went surprisingly well. I had an au pair who kept sending me photos which helped a lot. I still kept thinking about my baby, and every time i heard a baby cry or laugh i would think about her. I miss her every second of the day.
But one thing I will tell you. The look on my baby’s face when I get home, her smile, her excitement, her happiness, it just makes you forget about everything and just cherish that moment and make it a one and only memory.
How do you cope with it? Tell me your experience. Maybe we can share some tips.