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Two Weeks

Monday, October 19, 2015

Two weeks from today I will be heading back to work from my maternity leave. The past 12 weeks have seriously flown by, and I can hardly believe Harper will be 11 weeks old tomorrow! I've been a bit in denial that the time would come that I would have to go back, but I'm running out of time to avoid it, and have to get used to the fact that I won't be able to stay at home with her forever. So as the last few days off fly by, I'm trying to soak in every minute of it with her! Here are some photos of things we've been up to lately!

Before getting pregnant, and even up until I held Harper in my arms for the first time, I never thought I would even want to stay home. I figured maybe in the future it would be nice to work part time, but I always thought I would want to work. Staring at her for the first time and getting to hold her in my arms completely changed all that. Now I can barely hold back tears thinking about leaving her or missing out on things while I'm gone 5 days a week. I'm not worried that she won't be alright or that something will go wrong, I'll just miss her. There are many emotions that surprised me since having her, but the feeling of never wanting to leave her definitely surprised me the most! I knew I would love her, but had no idea how much. I knew she'd be amazing, but didn't know I'd want to spend every waking minute with her, even when I'm exhausted. Momlife is a crazy, emotional, and amazing experience and as I sit here and think about leaving her in a couple weeks, I hope one day (hopefully soon) I can put some of the ideas and dreams I have to use and get to spend more time at home with her!

It's my hope that in the future I'll get the opportunity to work just part time, or maybe even work from home permanently, but until then I'll keep dreaming. If you never dream, your dreams can never come true, right? So in the meantime, I've been working on setting up at etsy site and trying to make some of my daydreams come to life. Be on the lookout for a post announcing when my shop is open and what it will entail. I'm excited and happy to be working on something I enjoy so much, and hope it will be successful! Now to figure out a shop name!


  1. Good luck with both going back to work and opening up an Etsy shop! Soak up your last days at home, too!

  2. Your 12 weeks sounds a whole lot better than my measly 6 weeks I just found out I get! You would think as a teacher (in a mostly women's profession) that maternity leave would be a little longer. I seriously think your little girl is just the sweetest and cutest little baby! She's so precious and I can't even believe she's 11 weeks already! Time flies when you have a little ball of cuteness to snuggle every day! :)