Well...I'm back. Today is my first day back in the newsroom and it has actually been a lot better than I thought it would be. I thought I would just break down if anyone asked about the baby, but instead, I've been really happy to talk about my little boy. I brought a few pictures to put on my desk, both to show off and to make me feel more at home. I'm a proud new mommy and it so fun to talk to people about how wonderful my son is and how exciting being a parent is.
It feels good to be back in the swing of things at work. I'm surprised by how much I forgot about the daily grind. Seven weeks has made me really rusty at things that I used to be able to do in my sleep. I've spent most of my day today just relearning what used to seem like second nature. I know that I'll soon be writing and posting stories like an old pro, but today I've had to ask one of my fellow web producers a lot of questions.
All of my co-workers have made this day easier. Everyone has been so nice and really made me feel welcomed back. I really like working here, and that's made things go smoothly today, and I'm not just sucking up. I promise!
Don't get me wrong, I miss my little boy like crazy, and I've done my share of crying, but the transition has been easier because some of my family members have offered to take care of Jude. He's with my sister this week; she's home from college for her Thanksgiving break and volunteered to babysit. I know Jude is in great hands. Surprisingly, I've only called to check on him once...so far.
The only bummer about today...I forgot to bring pictures to post here on the Mommy Diaries. Believe me, I have plenty to share with all of you and I'll be posting them this week.
I know that being a working mom is not going to be easy. I know there will be times when I will be overwhelmed with all of the responsibilities of motherhood and a full time job. I know that it will take a lot of effort, but I'm ready to take on this challenge. I won't be a perfect mom, but I will work really hard to be a great one!