So I officially made it through my first week back at work after my paternity leave.
Was it tough? Yes and no…
That very first Monday morning was the hardest. Having to get up at 5am for the first time in 7 weeks was hard. Having to leave Renee and Jesse for the day for the first time in 7 weeks was even harder!
But I must admit that it didn’t take me long to get back into the groove of working life.
What made the transition easy is the fact that I work with a great group of people. The team at work made me feel amazing getting back into work life, and it was a real pleasure having everyone come up asking about Jesse and how he is going.
The biggest surprise was that I never really felt tired while I was at work. Toward the end of the week, Thursday and Friday, I was feeling tired earlier in the night. But I seemed to cope fairly well while I was at work. I have to send out a huge thank you to Renee for this fact, as she is the one who gets up during the night to tend to Jesse so that I can get a good nights sleep for work the next day.
It is nearly 12pm on Sunday, and I fell like I am definitely making the most of my days at home by spending as much time as a I can with Renee and Jesse. This is more important than ever now, considering my time with them is somewhat limited during the week.
It makes me wonder how other new dads cope trying to get the best work/life balance they can with a newborn.
If you are a new dad out there, what are your experiences in trying get a good work/life balance with a newborn?
I will say this, one of the biggest things that gets me through my work day is knowing that at the end, I get to see this little guy again!