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Another transition in life. Here we go...

My dearest baby boy Truman,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the best three months of my life. My maternity leave spent with you has been nothing short of amazing and I would not trade a second of it for anything. It's been exciting and frightening, energizing and exhausting, magical, dream-like, and has brought me more contentment than I knew was possible. I've worried, cried, worried some more, and then cried a little bit more about our special time together ending. One thing you've already taught me in your 11 weeks of life is that when I worry about you, it's usually unfounded. Remember how I fretted over you in the beginning of my pregnancy, wondering if you'd make it? Or how I was scared to death of being induced two weeks early, fearing you wouldn't be healthy? Silly mommy, right? I know you will be a big boy for daddy and grandpa and the daycare workers. Please please please take the bottles they offer you, baby. And try not to cry too much:)

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Truman, you are too little now to understand but I love you with every ounce of my being. I love you more than I know how to express and would do just about anything to extend our work-free days together. But as you will soon find out, life isn't always fair and we don't always get what we want. I'm learning that lesson once again at twenty-nine years of age and I'll be there for you as you learn it, too. I truly believe that God has a plan for us, Truman, and right now I'm supposed to go back to work for our family. Please know that when I'm gone I will still think of your fat little cheeks and smile, I'll yearn to sniff your head and squeeze your tummy, and above all I will continue to love you when I'm away. And then when I get to see you again in the evenings and on my days off be prepared for some major cuddle sessions, mister man.

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And so now we are both entering a new phase of our lives complete with lots of changes from our 'norm.' We can do this, buddy.

Love, Mommy

18 comments:

  1. totally boo-hooing! you can do this! thinking of you!!

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  2. He will do great - I have heard that babies adjust much better than the mom does when she goes back to work. Hope it goes as smoothly as possible tomorrow!

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  3. I went back to work about a month ago, and it was so so hard, but it has a gotten a bit better each day. I was so excited that I could turn my little girl around to face front in the bjorn! exciting stuff!

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  4. OMG, what a sweet post! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

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  5. Lovely post! Good luck tomorrow, so glad that you will be leaving him with his dad for the first couple of days. I know it made it much easier for me how I first went back to work.

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  6. Oh, you have me boo hooing too. Looking back that was me almost 5 months ago and I can't beleive it's been that long. I don't think anyone understands what a true sacrifice it is for a mother to return to work for her family. I dont' think anyone really gets that we sacrifice something so precious-time with baby. Trust me, those evening cuddle sessions make it all worth it! Good luck girl!!!

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  7. Julia, My heart is slightly aching for you having to return back to work. I don't even have a baby yet, but it makes me shiver inside knowing that when I do, I would never want to leave their side. I'm sending strength and encouragement your way to make it through the first week of work!

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  8. Good luck Julia--Truman is so precious I love the pictures!

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  9. WHOA! That first picture is a piece of art. You should totally make that a canvas print or something. It's AWESOME! Sending good vibes your way for tomorrow.... at least it's Friday?.... yeah, I'm sure that doesn't make it better :(

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  10. No words here...just crying. Stupid postpartum hormones.

    I'm sure Truman will do great! He's with Nate for 2 weeks, right? When you get sad, just think of that all that amazing daddy/son time they are getting in. Thinking of you girlie.

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  11. Truman will do great, and so will you!

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  12. :( Thinking of you! Good luck, girl!

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  13. His faces are just too much! I love the raised eyebrow. :)

    I'm thinking of you today, Julia!

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  14. 旁觀自己的悲傷是解脫,主觀自己的悲傷是更加悲傷..................................................

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  15. Too sweet ....What precious pictures..


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  16. Julia-I'm sorry I'm so late to comment, but I hope the transition back to work has been not-too-painful. How hard it must be to leave that little face every morning. Keep us posted on how you're doing.

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  17. Sorry I'm so behind on this, but I hope things are going well for you and for Truman. I'm sure he is doing great with Nate and will, once again, surprise you with how well he does with the sitter. Hope things are going great!!

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