I'm sure every mom who goes back to work (outside the home) has this feeling of dread. I will be fine, but I am a little panicked at the idea of being away from Alex for 8 hours. Tomorrow will be the longest I've ever been apart from her. Maybe I should have done a trial run before the big day!
I work for one of the best employers--they have a "bridge-back" program from maternity leave that allows moms to ease back into working full-time. So for the next 9 weeks I will be part-time, starting at 2 days per week for the first 3 weeks, then moving to 3 days for the next 3 weeks, and 4 days per week for the last 3 weeks. I am so lucky!
I'm going to break all the rules today and rock Alex to sleep for every nap, hold her while she sleeps, and spoil her rotten!