Dear Mommy | On going back to work

back to work

Dear Mommy,

I'm only a few months old, but I notice you've been feeling a little sad lately. I keep hearing you say something about going "back to work." What's that, Mommy? It's okay, Mommy. Let's play! Can you make me smile again? I know how to laugh now and it's so silly when you tickle my belly!

When we nurse and cuddle in our special chair, it's my favorite place in the whole world. I always feel safe and warm, just like when I was in your tummy. I like to hold your hand while we nurse, and the milk makes me sleepy and I like to close my eyes and listen to your heartbeat.

A few weeks ago, you said you had to go to the store and that Daddy was going to give me a bottle. I didn't know what a bottle was, but I know what milk means and I was hungry! It was different from our special nursing time, but I liked my Daddy snuggle too and my tummy got all full. He made sure I got all the bubbles out and I had a nice, clean diaper. Don't worry, Mommy, he did a great job. Can Nana give me a bottle sometimes too?

A few days ago, you told me that I was going on a special adventure to my babysitter's house. I heard you tell Daddy that it was a "test drive" for going "back to work."

I don't know what that is, but my babysitter was so nice, Mommy! She had toys and a cool swing and she played peek-a-boo with me! I took a nap and there was even another baby there too. We played together on this really colorful mat! I'm getting used to taking a bottle but don't worry, Mommy, I'll be so happy when you come to get me and we can have our special nursing time again.

We didn't do our normal morning things today. Today is the day when you go back to work.

You sure are busy getting lots of bags and your hair and makeup look so beautiful! I like it when you smile with your bright lipstick. Why are you crying, Mommy? I like my babysitter and we're going to have a great day! Can we play peek-a-boo one more time before we go? Can we have one more nurse and cuddle? Just one, Mommy, I promise it won't take very long.

I know it's hard when we aren't together, Mommy. I'm crying a little bit too, but I know we're going to be just fine. Daddy says he is proud of you, so I am too!

My babysitter will take good care of me until you come back. Thank you for getting all my milk ready! I think it's great that I can have milk even when you're not here with me. We're going to have the best cuddle when we get back together! Have a great day, Mommy!

Love,

Your baby

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