I managed to make it through the day at work. It was a lot easier on me having Hubby drop off the Little Dude this morning. I was nervous leaving the baby, but he did fine. The Little Dude cried some after I left, but then settled back down. He cried all morning at the day care. But then he took a nap. The providers said that he was much better after a nap. After his nap, he smiled and laughed with everyone. When I went to pick him up, he was not crying. He did not even seem upset, and was taking a bottle. The Little Dude seemed fairly content. I think he was happy to see me, though. He then fell asleep in the car on the way home a slept for the next two hours. I think he wore himself out today. He is also sleeping well tonight.
For me, my first day back at work went well. Apparently, I was missed. The few cheers I got when I walked into in=service this morning were a little embarrassing, but sort of neat. And then I could not go anywhere without someone telling me how glad they were that I was back. I also got the dirt on what has been going on since I have been gone. Things are really bad. I am not all that surprised. I was surprised by how many nurses are leaving. A couple left while I was out on leave, and about five more are leaving soon. We also have four docs leaving. I really think that says something about the management of the OR. Something has to change, but I doubt it will change soon. It is really sad to see so many good people leaving because of idiotic management. I hope with all of these people leaving, it sends a message to someone. Something needs to be done.
It was nice to have time away from the baby. I actually felt sort of refreshed after I got home today. I had the energy to pick up a little in the living room, dining room, and guest bedroom. I also washed my pump stuff, and finished loading the dishwasher, and actually started it. It felt really good to get stuff done around the house.
I hope that by working flex, I get away from some of the awful management at work. I know I cannot escape it all. At least my team leader was excited to see me back. Maybe that means I will get to be in gyno surgeries more often. We can only hope...
Now I have a day off tomorrow before a half day of computer training on Friday. I plan on trying to get to the gym tomorrow, have lunch with my parents, and spend lots of time with my Little Dude. A good day!