First of all, Finals. Hate. Woe. Aaaaargghhhh! I need a break from school.
I’m in the last week of this period, so I haven’t been able to update, mainly because I’ve been working less hours so I can study and, guess what? Still no internet at home.
I tell you, I need to get internet at home before I go on maternity leave, or those are going to be the longest 4 months of my life. 4 months. A first-time mom. No internet. A recipe for disaster.
Maybe I shouldn’t complain, because here in Costa Rica pregnant women get 4 monts FULLY PAID maternity leave –1 month before giving birth and 3 months after. So that’s pretty good, right? The only problem is I KNOW I’m not going to want to go back to work after Camila’s here. I’ll have to do it, but I sure as hell am not going to like it.
So I wonder how other women have coped with this whole going back to work thing. Because, you see, I’m not surrounded by many moms who work. I have 3 friends –all my age +/- 1 year– who have children ages 2 months to 3 years old, and none of them work. My mom didn’t work when we were little, except for a couple of reeeeally short attempts. So I haven’t actually been around a woman who had to go through the process of leaving her child(ren) with someone else to go back to work.
Is there anyone out there who can share some thoughts with me on the subject? I mean, I’ve still got 4 months of my pregnancy plus the whole maternity leave to go, but the drama queen in me just can’t help but get a head start on the thoughts of woe and disaster and DOOM and Idon’twanttoleavemybabysomeonepleasehelpmeohmygod.
See why I’m going to need and internet connection?