It's hard to believe, but I'm half way through my maternity leave.
Like most working moms, I'm meeting this milestone with mixed feelings: I'm dreading leaving my baby while I'm excited to have some "adult time" out of the house again. I'm anxious over what decisions may have been made at work in my absence, but at the same time I'm acknowledging that work isn't as high a priority as maybe it once was for me. This makes me nervous over how my performance may be viewed when I return. Always the go-getter, I never really had an issue with staying late or working events on the weekend. Hate to say it, but those days are now on hiatus. Has the office culture changed since I've been away? Do people resent my absence? Lots of thoughts floating through my head on the subject.
Luckily, I'm able to push them out of my mind for the time being. Six more weeks snuggling and loving on this beautiful girl still sounds like pure heaven. Poopy diapers and all.