Never have I had eleven months go so fast. From the first smile to the first laugh to the first roll over to the first time crawling and now she’s walking with support…. every moment has been absolutely amazing. I’m baffled at the fact that this amazing human that I created is nearly a year old.
There have been hard times. Breastfeeding got easier, but when going back to work and adding in pumping I found different obstacles to overcome. Still, I’m proud to say that my daughter never had formula and has been happily nursing for her entire life. We are in the process of weaning to whole milk and I am happy that she is doing well.
Being a working mom is one of the most conflicted things I’ve ever done. While I LOVE my job and LOVE teaching, it is a struggle every day to get up and leave my daughter. I rush out of work as soon as I can and go pick her up, as if I can make up for missing a huge chunk of her day. My little girl won’t nap much at day care, so when we get home, she falls right to sleep. While it’s nice to get a couple of things done after work, it means that my time with her during the week is limited to morning nursing, dinner, and bedtime. If you add it up, I spend 12 active hours with my daughter total Monday-Friday.
I’ll post a better update soon, and a post dedicated to the working mom, I just had to get a little note out there.