In less than three weeks, I will officially be off maternity leave and back to work. Truthfully, I am not yet ready to accept this reality and would rather not yet talk about it ... but had to mention it as we are beginning to transition for the routine we will soon have.
On Mondays & Wednesdays when that "time" comes, Waverly will be with her Li-li. And since Li-li is a personal trainer and one of the fittest grandmas I know ... she makes a visit to the gym each morning. Luckily, Waverly will be taken well care of at that gym, as I found out today.
The nursery at the gym is only one floor away from where Li-li will be, and this morning, where I was, as I did a spin class while Waverly tried out her space. It was beneficial for two reasons; (A) we found out that Waverly was perfectly fine, and (B), I was able to workout my post-baby body. More to come on the body part later, but as for reason (A), it is comforting to know that our sweet girl will have a pleasant place to be. It also provides an avenue for her to see other babies and kids since she won't be in day care for as long as I can help it. If anything, Waverly did better than I did as I missed her and thought about her for the entire hour she was one floor below me. I couldn't wait to be done and see that cute face with her big blue eyes, chubby cheeks, and button nose.
It's definitely going to be hard.