Our daughter was 4 months old yesterday. Time is flying by. This time last year, I believe was conception time for our little girl. I was working at a large telecommunications company as a Product Development Manager. I have worked at a job in some form or fashion since I was 13. I have been with my current company for 9 years.
When our daughter was born, we thought i would take off 6 months, but decided about 2 months into it that we wanted me to have a full year with her. I love it - don't get me wrong , but it can be very lonely. I miss interacting with adults during the day, chatting about Lost or whatever TV show was on. Gossiping about people leaving and potential mergers. I miss laughing during the day with other adults. I miss having my own schedule and managing my own destiny. Going to bed and waking on MY schedule.
I love my daughter more than anything, and she is definitely worth all the bedrest -July to November and all the pains and irritations of being pregnant. Her smile in the morning warms my heart more than anything I have ever felt. She is starting to cling to me and talk to me and smile at me more and more. I never dreamed it could be this wonderful.
Oh, gotta go, she is hungry!