Work that is…
I started last week, just two days (Thursday and Friday) and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately (& I say that in a completely non judgemental way!) I had to put Logan in daycare. So far it isn't going great but we will keep at it. He has always been a very clingy and difficult baby/toddler so I knew it wasn't going to be a walk in the park as it had been for other mothers. I'm just hoping that he doesn't take after his father in this regard and daycare just isn't for him because I thoroughly enjoyed my two days of work!
On the work front I'm branching out from recruitment (yay) and getting to apply my studies more, the downside I have to deal with workers compensation (boo). I'm not looking forward to having to deal with the cases where it's obvious fraud and they're just trying to sucker us but I guess it will be good to expand my skill set. I'm definitely not tough enough for the role but hopefully that will improve with time and it will be good helping people return to work after injury etc…
It's strange going back after such a significant amount of time off. People have come and gone, offices have been moved and our interview room is once again in a donga! But everyone was so welcoming and my team is brilliant so all good things.
In regards to daycare I took Logan in today and stayed with him for roughly 40 minutes. He started off really clingy and unhappy but after all the babies had finished lunch he started playing with toys and interacting lots more. 2 of the boys there are in my mum's group which is good. Although one was being a bit pushy in this sly adorable way. Logan didn't mind, I think he thought he got pushed to the ground in a hug gone wrong haha. I wanted to take him back in because otherwise he would have had 5 whole days without being there and it would have really messed him about.
He was a mess this past weekend though and completely obsessed with me. We had to be standing up and holding him for him to stop crying and he even wound up sleeping in our bed Friday night because he was inconsolable. He's definitely having massive separation anxiety problems so any suggestions would be great. He's also started hating his highchairs with a passion and not enjoying swimming in his paddling pool so it was a hard weekend. I think he actually cried with minimal breaks for about 20 hours straight – it was like having a newborn all over again.
Surprisingly I'm now more than ever keen for another baby and probably sooner rather than later. I feel terrible though because I more than likely will be pregnant again and have been at work for less than a year. But life and family are more important than a job and I don't want a huge age gap between them either.
Off to exercise soon (hurrah) we lost our trainer to a honeymoon over the holidays so it will be good to get back into the swing of things. I'm happy I haven't put on any excess weight which really surprised me because I've stopped breastfeeding and haven't been eating super healthy either. But back to more workouts so I don't put any more on and hopefully can shed a few more kilos!