Going back to work is like going on a first date with someone you’ve dated before. It’s like you haven’t seen this person in a long time and so much has happened in-between! I have so many mixed emotions. One minute I was overly excited to be restarting my career again, the next I’m crying because I miss my daughter!
I probably spent as much time thinking about sex after birth as when I lost my virginity. I spent many hours thinking whether it’d hurt, whether it’d be the same and whether I’d recover from my birth. I felt like sex after birth was a pretty big deal!
In some countries we are lucky enough to receive some sort of payment when we become a parent. I am very lucky that in Australia, we receive a 12 week bonus and that has contributed to surviving my one year maternity leave. It was definitely hard going down to one income and at times, we did feel the pressure. There were many times I contemplated cutting my leave short. Continue reading “Surviving Unpaid Maternity Leave”
My one year maternity leave is coming to an end and I am headed back to work next week. I am getting anxious and nervous. It’s not because I don’t want to go back. I love my job and I am excited about being able to interact with adults again. I am suffering from separation anxiety and wonder how it’ll affect my relationship with my daughter. Continue reading “End of Maternity Leave Anxiety”
Recently another blogger, Mummy 123, wrote a fantastic piece on feeling a tad bit “jealous” of pregnant women, you can read about it here. Both myself and my blogger friend, have something in common. We are both a mother of 1. I use to work in an IVF Clinic and completely sympathize with women juggling the struggles of falling pregnant and the jealously they couldn’t help but feel towards childbearing women. However, I thought being a mother of 1, and being able to fall pregnant very easily, I could never relate to this on a personal level. But I too, am finding myself feeling a bit jealous of pregnant women.