Well, that time has come – Eve is 16 weeks today and on Monday I will be going back to work.
Yep – I know what you’re thinking – “that’s very early”.
Well, it is – and the simple reason is – after three children and three spells of maternity leave we simply cannot afford for this one to last any longer!
But it’s ok – Eve will be in the capable hands of her doting daddy, who is staying at home with the girls again (for a little while at least – but that’s a whole other story), and I enjoy my job so it’s not all bad. Plus, I’ll be able to drink whole uninterrupted cups of coffee, wander round the shops ON MY OWN in my lunchbreak and even go to the toilet without anybody following me!
I am definitely going to miss my babies, especially Eve as she is still growing and changing so much every day at the moment, and I am really worried about how Tony is going to cope – three pre-schoolers is definitely a job for two people, at least!! But he will manage and I think he will even surprise himself.
We’re both excited about the future, especially Lilly starting at school. We had a very good meeting at the school this week at which we met her teacher and toured around the classroom. We both came away feeling extra confident that she will really love school and that it’ll be really good for her.
We have had so many changes of our day-to-day routine over the last few years, I think we are getting quite good at adapting ourselves! And there is likely to be more change coming over the next few months, hopefully all for the better.
So, goodbye maternity leave. You have been great. I have spent some lovely times with all three of my babies and also plenty of time with my hubby too. But now it’s time to get on with the next chapter…