Friday, June 25, 2010

Working Mom

So it's official. I am now a working Mom.

While I was pregnant I always had it in my head that I would start working towards the end of spring or beginning of summer. Which surprisingly actually happened! I wanted to try to wait till Rowe was around 6 months and eating solids. I figured it might be easier that way so we wouldn't be relying on just me pumping at work and having enough milk in the freezer. Although she is only eating rice cereal once or twice a day right now, I think its a start in the right direction.

I was unsure of how it would be going back to work after having Roweyn. The transition has been a little easier than expected. Of course I miss her like crazy when I am gone and I would love to just stay home with her all the time but Mama's gotta make some chedder. haha

This week was my first big week of being gone. We're still trying to make schedule adjustments but I'm working 5 hours on Mondays, Thursdays and possibly Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Rowe does pretty well with my Mom when I am gone but the past few nights after I get home she has been pretty fussy and I am assuming it's from me being gone.

I am trying to figure out ways to make it easier on her and help her adjust. If any of you working Moms have any suggestions I would love to hear them!

It feels great to be back in the hair world! I have missed it! Right now I am mainly assisting so I can get some "real world" salon training but will hopefully soon have a day of taking clients. :) 

By the way I am working at BonBon Salon Spa in downtown Grass Valley. (If you click on the name it will take you to their facebook page. Make sure you click "Like"!) It's a wonderful salon and I am so excited to be working there. Hope you all can make it in sometime!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ash,
    Great to hear that you are back at work in a salon. I know that it is rough going back to work... I went back when Vance was 3 1/2 months old, and I missed (and still miss) him like crazy. What helped me is that I keep a picture of him clipped to my lanyard that I wear around my neck with my badge. I also make a routine with Vance that I feed him before I go to work and when I come home we have play time together and a bottle and then he goes to bed. The feeding that I do is the oatmeal/rice cereal and veggies that way it is more interaction. Building a routine is the best way to help them adjust because Vance did the same thing with me when I went back (being fussy when I got home to him). And I am warning you... Vance has already done it... there comes a point when Rowe may show her seperation anxiety and cry when you leave... you have to just say I love you, give her a kiss and go... it will make it worse if you pick her up and rock her. It sucks, but two minutes after you go she will have already stopped. Hope that helps and hope all is well!
    Miss Talia



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