Well, five weeks of maternity leave was fun and all, but Cyrus and I are back at work this week, and I'm enjoying being there. The newspaper office is looking like a nursury--one of the ad reps also has her newborn with her. It's pretty cool that I can bring the baby with me, and he's incredibly chill and mellow so it's working out really well for now. He just hangs out in my lap or in his Moses basket and people barely notice he's there. Memorable moments thus far include setting Cyrus down for a nap on a stack of newspapers, nursing him while interviewing state lawmakers on the phone, and expressing a spoonful of breastmilk for a coworker with an eye infection. I'm part time now and I'll transition back to full time over the next few weeks. We'll probably see if grandma can babysit a couple of half-days a week, and I may do some working from home. I also get the feeling I'll be out and about covering some breaking news with the baby in a sling. Should be interesting.
Anyone else back to work? Or getting ready for it? How's it feeling?
Jen, journalist, policy wonk, and formerly a proud single mama to my sweet little man Cyrus, born at home Dec. 2007
. Now married to my Incredibly Nice Guy
and new mama to baby Arthur.