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. 🙂