In yesterday's post I asked for questions or blog topics, since I've been having a bit of blogger's block lately, and don't want to ONLY share pictures of Baby Cakes. The lovely CC asked if I would give an update on my hair and on work. I'd love to! Here we go:
Nothing has changed with my hair since this post for a few reasons: 1. My hair has actually started to cooperate. It's as if it read my previous post and decided to behave. 2. It's hard to find the block of time to go to the salon with my baby logistics. I still feel like I'd at least like a trim and some shaping. My edges have started to grow back and my hair seems to be coming around the curve from postpartum shedding. I still would really like some color, but not any of the colors I've shared before. I'd actually really like some PURPLE in my hair. Hopefully I can find a Saturday soon where I can get a trim/shape and some purple color.
Coming back to work after maternity leave wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but it was still challenging. I missed my Baby Cakes, and I had to become accustomed to a whole new morning and evening routine with the addition of packing/re-packing her bag, getting her ready, prepping bottles, diaper laundry, washing bottles and pump parts, etc. I've pretty much got a handle on our routines now.
One challenge that I still have to deal with is pumping. On a good day (meaning I pump as often as I should) pumping will take close to an hour out of my day. Sometimes it feels like as soon as I get into a good groove of working it's time to pump again. But, baby needs her milk! Other than that being back to work has really been great. My co-workers are amazing and supportive and love Sage. She even comes to visit sometimes.
Pre-baby I was always working on my regular job and like 50 other projects. Right now I'm sticking to my "day job" and 1 or 2 other projects at a time. Prioritizing and scheduling are two things I'm still working on, in both implementation, and not feeling bad about where my focus is on any given day. I think that's all a part of parenting; figuring out what and who needs more of your attention when.
Any other questions or blog topics? Lay 'em on me!