I am becoming an emotional wreck! Last week I was emotional because my little baby somehow overnight has changed in to a big baby (I still cannot bring myself to call her a toddler!). This week I am a total emotional mess because it is my last week of maternity leave which means settling sessions at the nursery and trying to stop ignoring the fact that I am going back to work on Monday ! 

 I just have left Chloe at the nursery on her own for longer than 15 minutes (we started settling in session last week but I was there with her having fun and only left the room for 15 minutes). I have left her doing her first ever painting, seeing her at the table with the apron on starting to do her painting …. I got so emotional that I almost burst out crying ! 

Today was only to hours which Chloe apparently really enjoyed; tomorrow I will have to leave her from 9am till 2 pm …. How will I do that??? … This whole experience is so emotional and stressful! 


  1. It’s the hardest thing I ever did leaving my little one to go back to work, luckily I found a job with less hours so childcare is split between both me and my partner now. Your little one will blossom at her nursery and stay strong, you’ll get used to it and think of all the lovely art work you will get!

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  2. I’m counting the days until I return to work too (27 and trying not to count). My baby starts settling in sessions at nursery this Friday I think I’m going to feel lost without my mini me – it does get easier (I have a 7 year old too) but those first paintings are always the best 🙂

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    1. I was trying to ignore it and hoped that it will go away … Unfortunately it didn’t work and now I cannot ignore is any longer 😂 I hope that your settling in goes well ! Glad to hear that it gets easier…


      1. It’s not so bad. I like my job more now than the job I had before when I went back with my first. I think that helps immensely!! I have a great babysitter too 🙂

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