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My first day as a WAHM

I’m pleased to report that I survived my first day of work in nine months!

Baby Boy was up lots last night and after he’d fed for the fifth time I was wide awake. Instead of futilely trying to get more Zzzz’s I tip toed into the office (aka his bedroom) and fired up the latop. It was 4:32am – a most ungodly hour. Too early to log into work so I continued with the edits on my book which I started yesterday. After an hour of this I got a head start on reducing the 700-odd emails in my work inbox.

I logged off at 6:10am when the girls got up, and then it was business as usual getting everyone breakfasted, lunches made and ready for the day. Then I set the girls up with activities, and put Baby Boy in the sling for a boobie-fest, and at 8am (my official start time) I logged back into work and continued with the mammoth task that was my inbox.

5yo went to school with our neighbours at 8:30am and the Nanny came for the younger two at 9am. They went out to soft play and I had three and a half hours of familiarising myself with my job until they got back for lunch. I took a brief break while feeding after lunch then cracked on while they went to the park. When she went home at 3pm I kept one eye on work and the other on the kids until logging off at 4pm.

As always the anticipation was much worse than the event itself. My manager and colleagues were fab, and haven’t overloaded and overwhelmed me. It’s made me realise how very lucky I am to have the job I have, and a manager willing to trial working from home. The Nanny did really well too and the kidlets had a ball. All in all I’m really pleased with how it went!


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  4. Sounds like t all went really well. 🙂 #WotW

  5. So glad to hear it went well! Long may that continue 🙂 x

  6. Such a good word! Good for you and I am glad this week have been so positive! x #WOTW

  7. Well done you. I bet you were knackered by the end of the day after that early start though. Don’t burn yourself out.

  8. Yay is such a great word. So glad it went well for you!

  9. Well done! Yay sounds like a good way to sum it up. xx #WotW

  10. Such good news! Lovely good news. Nice to read something like this =) #wotw

  11. I’m so pleased that it went well lovely, and Yay is a great word 🙂 It sounds like you’ve got a good routine in place, but I hope that you don’t have to many 4.32am starts…! Hope today is going well and have a fabulous weekend x

  12. Brilliant news! So pleased it went well for you, and that it was better than you could have hoped x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  13. That is great news and yay indeed to that!

  14. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says:

    Aww yay indeed! Very glad to hear it all went so well, sounds like you have working from home sussed! Xx #wotw

  15. You are so kind to think of me Denise, thank you lovely. Sorry you’ve had such a brutal week at work. I’ve been there, and it’s not fun at all! Hope you manage to knock off early today and are able to treat yourself to lots of yummy food and a few vinos over the weekend xx

  16. Believe it or not I ended up staying up later last night than I usually do (9:40pm!) because baby wanted a huge feed. Hurrah for my second coffee which kept me going. I’m sure it’ll catch up with me one day, but right now I’m just about coping xxx

  17. Thanks lovely lady xx

  18. It went so much smoother than I thought it would, fingers crossed for today !

  19. Thanks so much Louise. Feeling so much better about it now that day one has been done xx

  20. Did you like my word lovely? It was going to be work then I remembered your comment last week on my post ‘Yikes’ and changed it to ‘Yay’. Definitely all feels doable and luckily baby slept much better last night so I’m full of beans today xx

  21. Thanks for the luck lovely, it must have worked! Baby fed for three hours last night but only woke for one little feed in the night and I slept til 5:30am – a lie in 🙂 and now my hour of blogging before the madness begins. Have a fab day xxx

  22. Just wanted to say big hugs and well done. That anticipation feeling when you are going from one phase to another is awful. Like end of the holidays, thinking how I am I going to cope with the maelstrom? I’ve had a brutal week this week, 7am – 5pm most days and a late night at work until 8.30pm Wednesday for Open Evening! Which I know lots of working mums do all the time, so I can’t complain. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you with your little bubba while I was doing it and hoping everything was going to be OK.

  23. So glad to hear that it’s all feeling doable for you. Although i must say you are probably knackered after being up since 4.30! X #wotw

  24. Yay indeed. WELL DONE YOU! x

  25. What a fab word!! Yay indeed ;0 #wotw

  26. Yay is a fabulous word for the week – so glad your first day working from home went so well, hope you get more sleep tonight though x

  27. Yay, I am so glad it all went well for you, lovely! 4.32 a.m. is waaaay too early to be working on your book, you crazy lady! I still admire you a lot for doing it,, though. x

  28. maddy@writingbubble says:

    Sounds like it all went really well – well done! How you kept going after that 4.32am start I’ll never know though! wishing you lots of sleep. xx

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