Let the Crying Begin (Countdown to the end of my Maternity Leave)

I’ve joked quite a bit that I’d probably spend my last week of maternity leave in tears.  I’m not really a sensitive person so even though I joked about it – I really didn’t think I’d actually cry.  I mean, I didn’t cry when Annie got her 2 month immunizations (despite the doctor trying to “comfort” me – I just looked horrified because she screamed her head off while staring at me as though she was thinking, “WTF, MOM?!”).

But today, I cried.  Despite Annie poop-leaking (I’m now making up verbs) through 2 outfits today (while visiting a friend!  I can’t believe I had the foresight to pack 2 changes of clothes!) and spitting up / throwing up all over my sweater… I had a moment.

Sometimes, I hold Annie and sway/rock/dance to music on my iPod.  If I know the words, I’ll sing as well.  I enjoy these moments (although I’m not sure how much Annie really likes it).  We were having a good time rocking to some music but then Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ song “Home” came on and as I started to sing it… I cried.

And then I felt totally lame.

I need to watch more things like this to snap me out of this sappiness.



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5 responses to “Let the Crying Begin (Countdown to the end of my Maternity Leave)

  1. Meredith

    I think the song probably didn’t help – that’s a tough one! Enjoy your last two days at home with your precious Annie!

  2. ~*awwww, kimmie! you are such a great mommy:) gosh, it’s already been 12 weeks? can you even remember life 13+weeks ago?!?

  3. Aw, I know the feeling. I hope your transition back goes smoothly!

  4. That went so fast! We need a better maternity leave policy in this country. Obama needs to talk to some of the folks in Europe.

  5. Luckily, Annie contains 1/2 of your DNA, and thus, is a huge badass. I have no doubt that she’ll be running those other little bitches at daycare in no time.

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