Today I met a new mom - she had just come back to work after being on maternity leave. She had a picture of her brand new baby up on her desk, so I struck up a conversation as I said congratulations. She automatically lit up and smiled really big and started telling me about her brand new baby girl. Then, suddenly, it was like someone turned off her light - she got quiet and with a serious face said "I miss her - I miss her so much…" then she looked up at me with tearful eyes.
Oh I remember those days – those days when being away from baby hurt my heart and soul and my hormones were all over the place taking over every single ounce of me. Everyone told me it would get better and it eventually did, gradually over time. Being a new mom is tough.