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The New Boss of Me

March 23rd, 2010 by Emira · 2 Comments

As Lauren mentioned, I started Maternity leave the beginning of February, and on February 9th at 9:56am my daughter Lena was born. She’s six weeks old today and I’m sitting here marveling at how fast the time is going while I get my first uninterrupted visit at the computer (with baby monitor at my side) while she has her first crib nap that didn’t require me to sooth her into slumber. Things are so very different now, of course, and I’m having a pretty hard time imagining what going back to work is going to look like. For me it’s going to come fairly soon as being self-employed I won’t be taking the standard (in Canada) 1 year of mat leave. Trying to envision what it will look like to get up and leave the house for work or even to get enough freedom to go to the downstairs office and get uninterrupted work time is really hard at this point. That said, I know that things will change a lot over the next few weeks and months as she continues to grow up before my eyes.

For now, we’re really enjoying getting to know one another. She’s adored by her big sister in ways that are so very special (that’s her purple t-shirt holding her below) and she lights up every evening when her dad comes home from work. All the cliches are true, this is definitely one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever done, but I’m also enjoying it immensely. And with that, my baby monitor has just sprung to life with the cries of a little one…

Tags: Motherhood & Business · Our Story

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Juliette // Mar 30, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Hi Emira,

    I’ve been following your blog entries with much interest as I am also expecting a child in June and sorting out how I will balance work with baby. I learned from the first one not to try to ake on too much and to get some definite support in place!

    Your daughter looks adorable and I wish you much joy and happiness. It does get a lot easier as time goes on. Just know that whatever challenge you’re dealing with will pass and things will eventually fall into place. Big thing is to take the pressure off yourself. As I’m sure you know, babies are on their own schedules and they teach you to really take it one day at a time!

    All the Best!
    Juliette

  • 2 teri // Apr 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    emira, congratulations to you! enjoy these precious precious days!!!
    xoxo