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.