My Maternity Leave is over. I go back to work on Monday. It has been so wonderful to spend every day just hanging out with Drew, but the reality is that the bills have to be paid and I am just about out of sick time! I have been so fortunate to have a full 4 months off with him when most people only get 6 - 8 weeks. I also have been paid the entire time due to sick time that I have banked over the past 12 years at my job. We were lucky - really lucky!
Drew will be spending his days with my cousin's wife and we couldn't be happier about it. It is so nice to know that he will be well taken care of and he can be with family instead of strangers. Again, we are so fortunate to have that option available to us.
On the plus side, there are only 7 work weeks until we have a week off in April and then there are 9 weeks until summer vacation. Plus I still have 2 1/2 personal days that I can use. The joys of being a teacher!
I'm sure Monday morning will be hard, but I get to look forward to the end of the day when I pick up my charming Little Man. It will all be ok!
We are blessed!