Tuesday, August 14, 2012

First day back

Top: Old Navy
Belt: Target
Skirt: Karen Kane
Shoes: Target

Yesterday was my first day back at work after my maternity leave, and it almost felt like the first day of school. I had no idea what to wear and I had a hard time making sure to pack everything I needed (I forgot snacks). I prepared myself for awkward conversations and some catching up. Then it turned out... unexciting.

Everything was as I expected. I got back in the hang of things after a slow start (funny how easily you can forget things), and started on a new project that I hope will be challenging. I really missed my kids after spending every day of the last three months together. My baby girl refused to drink from a bottle and went hungry the entire day.

The only unexpected thing was getting a parking ticket. What a nice welcome back.


  1. um look like you didnt even give birth! you look so good! took me about 9 months to get into a decent size :)

    yeah 4 months with no shopping is going to be tough haha so far 1 week down! 

  2. The first day back is always weird. Unfortunately, it becomes too routine again too quickly!

  3. Glad that the transition back was relatively smooth! That green looks fantastic on you, and those cage sandals are perfect. 

  4. LOL 1st day of school. I used to dread it just b/c didn't know what to wear. You look great! Love the spring/summer feel. Glad you were able to jump right back in. Sorry about the baby and he not taking a bottle. Has it improved? And bummer about parking ticket :(.

  5. That sucks that you got a parking ticket, but at least your first day back was relatively smooth =)

    Cute outfit by the way!

  6. I love the floral skirt! It is so pretty!


  7. Oh whatever! I remember your pics from when Kaylee was a baby, and you were still tiny, just like you are now.

    Good luck with the rest of your shopping ban!

  8. Yep. I thought it would take longer to get back into routine, but by the end of the day it felt like I had never left :(

  9. I know!!! What to wear on the first day was always so hard. I didn't want to look like I was trying too hard to impress people and wearing a brand new outfit, but at the same time I didn't want to look the exact same as I did at the end of the prior year. Haha, oh the life of teenagers.

    The baby took about an ounce today, so an improvement over Monday! :)

  10. I know, I hate parking tickets! But it WAS my fault, I was parked there too long. I used to be able to get away with it, but apparently we got a new (stricter) parking reinforcement officer when I was gone. I guess it makes up for all the times over the past few years that I parked past the time limit :)


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