Just when you start getting the rhythm of this whole parenting thing: diaper, feed, snuggle, sleep; diaper, feed, snuggle, sleep… it’s time to go back to work.
Seriously, next week already? Suddenly, the end of your leave is tainted by worries about the logistical realities of working parenthood: Will my baby eat well enough without me? Can I make it to work on time? What if the baby gets sick?
And then there are the emotional realities. Even if you’re excited about getting back to work, the thought of leaving your little one for the first time might be making your eyes (and/or boobs) leak.