So we had our first Christmas as parents and I wish I could emphasise how magical it was.
I strongly believe that someone should write a book on “Baby’s 1st Christmas” and what not to buy.
For us, Dillon was 6 months old so we bought what we thought would be useful for his development and toys that were a bit older by a few months so it wasn’t wasted money. (WWM).
However, so did everyone else and we couldn’t move in our living room for stepping on something noisy, squeaky, chiming or hard! Dillon was more interested in anything but his presents.
I know Christmas is now over but as soon as I could, I took the tree down. It was either get rid of the magical sparkly tree or the changing table and I use that as a Dillon-drobe. (A furniture item used to store said baby’s clothing etc).
So with our first Christmas out the way and a living room full of items I know we are never going to have the chance to use, enjoy, destroy, demolish (apart from the chocolates!), we spent our New Years with friends and bad karaoke (me!).
Once we rang in the New Year, it hit me. I’m going back to work. I’m leaving my baby for the whole day for 4 days.
This is my baby who I’ve cared for, for 6 months and although I know returning to work will be good for me, the anxiety of leaving him overwhelms me.
I’m not who I was when I left work, I FEEL like a completely different person, I look completely different (fat, grey but still freckly!), I’m a mom.
I know I can’t be the only mom (or dad!) out there who is dreading this, I’m appealing for help to make the transition easier for myself and any advice on how to make it easier for Dillon.