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Dear Daisy, It is your first day at school...

The big return to work

I went back to work this week, something I've been dreading for most of my maternity. But I knew I had to return at some point.

For those of you that follow our blog you'll know I started a brand new job rather than returning to my old one, so it's all change. I expected to feel sick Sunday and be a real Debbie downer but to be honest I was fine. 

For my first few days I needed to be in London, away from home and over night. To make things less anxious Ben and Daisy came with me and so I wasn't completely alone after work and I didn't have the anxiety of leaving my baby girl for too long alongside the anxiety of being the new girl too. I'm very lucky that my husband did this! 

I also expected to be sat there in the office thinking about them all day and wishing I was there rather than working. I did think about them and I did message them a few times. But it wasn't as awful as I thought it would be. A big part of it was down to her being with her daddy and only being a few miles away but am so maybe I'd just built myself up to think it was going to be awful!! 

To be able to have a nice hot drink and not have to be jiggling Daisy up and down or playing peekaboo whilst mopping up yogurt off her was quite a novelty! Also adult conversation and having to engage my brain back into work mode was nice too in a funny little way. I'm sure this will wear off though!!!!  

I guess this is just a post to say thank you for all of your messages and support in my return to work, you were all right, it's not so bad after all. 

Love, Hayley xxx


  1. That's so lovely they came up with you for those first few days. Little fan club there to support you. So pleased it's going well so far. I think it's one of those things that gets so built up you almost don't know how you feel until it happens. Big life change but exciting! (Sorry if this posted very similarly twice!) well done, super happy for you xxx

    1. I know, I'd have hated it on my own. I've never left her over night never mind allllllll day and night. I'd have been so anxious! Xxx

  2. Ahh, I'm so glad your first week back went so well. :)

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx