In the blink of an eye, maternity leave was over.
Today was my first day back at work. The transition actually went a lot smoother than I anticipated. It feels good to be back at it, earning a full income again. Short term disability insurance only amounted to less than half my salary and I had to pay our health insurance premiums on top of that to continue our coverage. Suffice to say, ends weren't really being met. I'm still grateful that I had any income during my leave as this was not the case at my last job.
Jon's last day of work was Sunday. We are cautiously optimistic about him staying home full-time. We are adjusting into routines at home - cleaning, cooking, sleeping. It is still a challenge, but we are finally starting to find our stride. I will miss the shorties while I'm at work but it's also nice for a little break each day.
Thank you again to everyone who has supported us this past month and a half. We probably wouldn't have survived it without you.