Return to work
Serena, that is impressive -- 12 hours! Both to Serena and Mrs and Mrs, what's your childcare arrangement? W starts daycare on 4/1. Until then his grandma is watching him. I feel lucky he has such a caring person looking after him who even texts me when he does something new. That and the fact that W is so content and having fun with g-ma when I get home from work has definitely made my transition easier. Even so, I hear you on wishing I could stay at home.
Another unexpected and positive side effect of working with a baby at home: I am able to avoid letting work stress me out like it used to before I got pregnant. I find myself much more able to have healthy work/home life boundaries ever since I learned I was pregnant, and that seems to be carrying over into my work now that W is here. I'll take it!
My husband watches her while I'm at work so that is nice. I'd have a hard time if I had to leave her in daycare.