Do you know what 12 weeks means? Other than my daughter weighs 12 pounds 4 ounces and I'm dying to hear her giggle? It means that maternity leave is over and I sadly went back to work on Friday. Boo!
Luckily Mike had a short day at work and Courtney didn't need to stay with her babysitter the entire day. Today is day two without her and I do really hate it. I want to feed her, I want to play with her, I want to cuddle her when she cries and rock her to sleep.
I want to know how people decide to give up their income to stay home full time and raise their family? Does the husband make enough that you don't ever have to worry about finances? How do you make that decision? Mike and I had always said that I would be a working mom. This decision was made because we were unwilling to give up my salary and it would allow us to have a few extras (vacations anyone?). But now that I am an experienced working mom with my whole 2 days of experience (enter sarcasm here), is the money really worth having someone else care for your child more than half of your week? What if you don't even really like your job and you do it just because of the money?
When I was younger I always told people I wanted to be a stay at home mom. My mom stayed home and I loved it. No we didn't go on family vacations yearly, but how often does a family with two working parents get to vacation anyway?
Can you tell what's been on my mind lately? But really, who wouldn't miss this face?