This is my last week of maternity leave – from next Monday I will be working and Eric will be at home taking care of the kids. That first week I will only be working half-time, and then ramp it up when we see that this works out OK.

I’ve got quite mixed feelings about going back to work. On the one hand, I do look forward to using my brain for something again, and I am getting a bit tired of spending all my days taking care of a (frankly) ungrateful baby. On the other hand, I feel like I did the hard part and now I hand over just as the weather gets nice, and Adrian has learned to nap well, and no longer needs to nurse every hour. But on the third hand, I do get the best of both worlds, too, since I’ll be coming home shortly after lunch (and late afternoon even when I’m back to my usual 80% workload) which still leaves time for enjoying both the kids and sunshine in the garden.