First “Week” Back

I have survived my return to work after maternity leave.

My first day back was Wednesday. I got an hour of sleep before I had to get up and prepare for my day. Surprisingly I worked my full 10 hour shift without feeling tired at all. I did get very sore as the day went on.

When I got home I could barely move. I iced my right arm, and passed out on the couch. I was so sore I didn’t even want to snuggle my babies.

I got a bit more sleep Wednesday, but after waking up to get ready for work I realized I couldn’t do it. My whole body hurt. I still felt like I had shin splints this morning, but my arm was much better. I decided I would go in today. It went well. I’m doing much better today regarding my exhaustion and pain. I have only dozed off for a few moments while watching TV with my family, and I didn’t feel the need to ice my arm. My wrist has been sore, but not terribly so.

My 3 little ones have been quite snuggly since I’ve been home too. I think they missed me a little.

I’m happy I have 4 days to recover before my next shift, but Wednesday morning will come before I will be ready for it.

Here’s an updated picture of the newest addition to our family.

And one more. 🙂


11 thoughts on “First “Week” Back

    • I cried the night before. My maternity leaves have really varied in length. This was one of the longest ones. I really wish I could afford to be a stay at home mom.
      I only work 3 days a week, but they are long days.
      Thank you for saying she’s adorable. Her smiles put big smiles on our faces for sure….her farts do too. Lol. She’s the gassiest baby I’ve had.


      • My company just implemented a 10 week paid maternity program ( you only get paid for 9 though) and a 6 week paid parental leave. I used part of mine before delivery because I couldn’t work through my carpal tunnel syndrome, but I went back when she was 14 weeks 5 days old. I felt very lucky.


  1. colormehealing says:

    What a beautiful little angel…. ♥ I hope your wrist and arm start feeling better soon; dealing with relentless pain really sucks. It’s worse when it’s affecting your ability to cuddle your babies. 😦

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    • Thank you.
      I don’t hurt nearly as bad today, so I think next week will be better. I have some tingling in my right hand today, so I have to pay attention to my carpal tunnel. Just have to take Ibuprofen before it gets unbearable.


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