Back to the grind

March 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

Yesterday was my first day back at work in 3.5 months.  It was … fine.  The little one spent the day at home with the Mr., so it wasn’t like she was at daycare and me crying at my desk screaming “MAH BAYYYYBEEEE!”  She does start at the end of this week, but will spend the next couple of days with him and my mother-in-law.  Pretty sweet deal, actually.

The most stressful thing about coming back to work has been the pumping situation.  I work in a male-dominated department and in an industrial classroom & lab building built in the 1960’s, so understanding and the actual environment itself doesn’t lend itself to lactating, if you know what I mean.  I did manage to book the conference room for at least the first week I’m back, but that caused a ruckus (well of course).  However, it was quickly resolved and a little office was found downstairs next to one of the labs.  Whatever, I’ll take it.  The best thing about it is that I can keep working on my laptop while pumping (plus it only takes about 15 minutes) so it’s not really an inconvenience to anyone including myself.

So yeah, I’m here and fine.  Everyone keeps looking at me all weird since I don’t have a giant belly anymore, but it’s fine.  Fine until Thursday, at least.

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