Going back to work after maternity leave the second time around is much harder. I’ve been back 8 weeks this week and I’m feeling shattered. Being up at night a few times then getting up at either 4:30am or 5:30am is exhausting. Plus getting everything organised the night before, you have double the pack lunches to arrange, double the spare clothes to organise. The list is endless!
I’ve found it much harder this time. Even though I’ve gone back part time. It hasn’t helped that baby Dottie is very clingy. She would happily sit on my lap or lie in my arms all day long. She panics if she can’t see me. But then she’s just turned 10