Tomorrow marks the last day of my maternity leave. As of Friday, I am officially a working mum.
There will be tears, so many tears!
Not from Alessia though, she will be fine! Haha
I haven’t left my girl for more than 4-5 hours at a time, and when I have it’s a rare occasion, so the thought of spending 10 hours away from Alessia two days in a row will be torture!
I have been meaning to do a trial run for months, to see how she goes being away from me. But truth be told, I’m obsessed with this kid and hate being away from her unless absolutely necessary so I never did it , now I somewhat regret it, despite knowing that she will be in the best hands with my mum and mother in law this weekend, I’ll constantly worry, but I probably would have anyway even if I was used to leaving her.
My first few shifts will be in the office so that I can find my feet again and get up to date with communications etc.
Once I am working from home, Alessia will be home with her Daddy for the first few hours of my day before he drops her off at either my mums, or his. I’ll be able to sneak in a kiss and cuddle on my break.
I have been so lucky to have had 10.5 months of paid leave to bond with my baby, to watch her grow. I am fortunate that I am only returning 3 days a week so that I can still have work/life balance.
As much as I would love to be a stay at home mum forever, I love having my own money and contributing to our household. It will mean that we can continue to go on holidays every year and live a comfortable life. It’s a small sacrifice to make for our family’s future.
Alessia will get a chance to bond with her grandparents who just absolutely adore her. I loved spending time with my grandmother when I was a kid. I still have a very strong bond with my nan. A bond that I hope Alessia shares with both her Nan Nan & her Nonna.
Work will provide me with a bit of routine that I am missing. Currently we don’t have a routine in our house. And whilst it suits us, a bit of structure to our days will be refreshing I’m sure.
We are now busy planning Alessia’s First Birthday, invitations will be going out next week! So excited!
I can’t believe that Christmas is just around the corner 🙈.
Thankfully my Christmas Shopping for Alessia is all done! Thanks to Big W Layby & Mattel Sale.
I’ll be blogging more in the coming weeks about Party Prep, How I’m transitioning to being back at work, Christmas etc.
I have been meaning to blog a 9 month update of Alessia , I’ll aim to get it done soon. Hopefully before she turns 1 haha
Alessia is now 9.5 Months Old, Approximately 11kg and growing taller by the day.
Alessia has started swimming lessons on Wednesdays at Windy Hill. She absolutely loves the water and is doing so well already!
Loves to feed herself! Blueberries are her favourite snack. We are going through a few punnets a week at the moment.
Still Breastfeeding. I’m actually proud of myself for continuing feeding. I plan on Breastfeeding her until at least age 1. Then wean her to cows milk. But I’m in no rush to make her stop Breastfeeding. I do love the bond we share when feeding and it’s such a beautiful feeling knowing your body is nourishing your child.
I’ll save the rest of her update for her own blog entry.
Thanks for Reading!
Here are some pics from the last month or so.