A new routine.

I’ve been a bit quiet the past couple of weeks on here as we’ve had a major change to our routine; I went back to work.

I’ve been extremely lucky to be able to return to my previous job on a part-time three days a week basis, and even luckier that we’ve been able to manage childcare between Harley’s grandparents.

Harley has always been a super independent baby and hasn’t been one to cry when I leave the room – I’m pretty sure he skipped the separation anxiety phase (but I totally picked it up and it hasn’t left). But since I went back to work a couple of weeks ago I’ve noticed he’s been much more eager to give hugs to me and has cried when I’ve left a room. He’s totally loving hanging out with his grandparents though where he is completely spoilt rotten (in a good way) and one day a week my wonderful mum looks after him and his older cousin (three months older) together – she definitely is supernanny!

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Spending time with my bestie.

 

The past couple of weeks I’ve been working to change our routine to work with our earlier starts and it’s been surprisingly easier than I expected (touchwood). Meticulous planning is a must and creating several lists a day is a major help, and something I love to do anyway!  Planning meals for the day, spare clothing, nap essentials and toys all make the list. And I’m not going to lie I’ve already done that mum in heels holding baby, bags and a Fisherprice Grand Piano look.

I’m sure over the next few weeks we’ll perfect our routine and of course once I feel like I’m qualified enough I’ll share some of my tips on here. The thought of returning to work was something I struggled with as I was really dreading leaving Harley, which I’m sure lots of working mamas feel too, and I was worried my brain wouldn’t work properly in the office but I’m pleased to say it did and although it’s super difficult leaving my little bestie and I miss him like crazy every second I’m away there is no better feeling than the huge smile and hug I’m greeted with when I get home.

The Aspiring Yummy Mummy. x

 

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6 comments

  1. Great read and nice to see its all going to plan… I’ve got two months left of maternity leave and am thinking our routine needs to change! The snuggles in bed until 9am are going to have to stop 😦

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    1. Thanks! It’s surprising how quickly you can get into a new routine and babies adapt really well to change, in my opinion anyway! Ahh enjoy the next few months, the thought of it is so much worse than the reality. X

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  2. I love this post! I’ve got seven months of maternity leave left, but I’m so worried about returning to work. I may have to return to work earlier due to finances. I’ve gotten so used to being around my daughter 24/7 that I’m worrying about being away from her, especially since I work 12 hour shifts x

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    1. Thank you. I was so worried about it as I’d only left Harley a handful of times but seriously the thought of it is so much worse than the reality. It’s hard but you’ll find a way of making it work. Hope you enjoy your remaining maternity leave x

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  3. Love this and can totally relate! I’m excited for your tips, I imagine there will be some good stuff in there. I’m still learning after 3 months but it does start to feel much easier juggling it all as every day goes by x

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    1. Thanks lady! We’re getting there with our morning routine now, which is helped by the fact Harley has now become an early bird. As soon as I feel we’ve perfected it I’ll share some tips but we’ve got a way to go yet!! X

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