Thursday was my first day back to work. I returned to my position in cancer research; although now I only work one day a week. I know, I know, you feel sorry for me, right? It's the best of both worlds; I get to spend most of my days with my baby but still have my hand in the nursing world. Toby was with Patrick so I had no anxiety about that part of it. Patrick must have known something new was happening because he woke up at 1:30 and then again at 4:00 for no apparent reason.
It was great to be back and see everyone. I didn't realize how much I missed the ladies I work with until we all crammed into our little office to catch up on things (our closet of an office has three desks, four people and a bookshelf full of research charts - it's a good thing we like each other!). All of the ladies I work with are working Moms with kids of varying ages. Let me just tell you I respect working Moms even more so now that I have a taste, albeit a small one, of what they go through each morning. How do single Moms do it? How did my Mom do it with four kids, and Toby's Mom with five?!?! Whew, I have so much to learn! Amy, Wendy, Sue, Latanya, Penny, Michelle, Debbie and everyone else I am forgetting, my hat is off to you. Working Moms rock!
When I got home that evening dinner was made, Patrick was happy and Toby had a couple surprises for me on the kitchen table. I am happy to be back at work and even happier that I don't have to go back again until next Thursday!