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Back to Work Tomorrow! My Maternity Leave

I am back at work tomorrow. EEK!

After 13 months off with little Piglet, the time has come to get back to some sort of normality. I have already written about how I feel a little sad about going back. I do like my job but I have had a lovely year and it feels like a wrench leaving my youngest at nursery, even though she is quite settled now.

I thought I would look back through my maternity leave and share some of my favourite photos from the last year. I’m amazed at the difference in quality of my photos as I moved from using my phone to hubby’s camera! Please bear with me.

Gagging for her to Come

I was so uncomfortable at the end this time around. I had 3 weeks off before Little Peanut was born and I definitely ready for her to be born. Every niggle and every twinge….I thought it was time!!

Those First Few Days

I remember that little girl being born like it was yesterday…..

Getting Out and About

I remember taking the little chunk to get registered and enjoying hubby’s paternity leave.

Struggling to Get Anything Done

I did have a little limpet for a bit at the beginning. Best thing was to carry her and crack on!

The Love Growing Between the Girls

The gremlin was mainly a bit rough with her sister when she was tiny but I knew she really loved her from Day 1 and it can be seen from all the pictures of them together.


Christmas and holidays flew by in a blur but such lovely times. I was a little stressed over Christmas but this passed in the new year. Hoping things will be a little calmer this year.

Normal Days

The normal days were just the best. The lazy routine, cuddles, cups of tea with friends and my Mum and chatting. Taking the gremlin out and about and Piglet just tagging along. Weekends visiting National Trust and outdoor places.

These were what made my maternity leave so lovely.

I’ve had such a lovely time and I’m sooooo glad I took the full year off.

I had the best time with my girls and family but now it’s time to get my head in gear and use that brain!!

Wish me luck 🙂



  1. October 18, 2017 / 6:51 am

    Good luck on the return to work. #BloggersBest

  2. October 18, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Good luck with your return to work This post is so lovely as you will be able to look back and remember lots from the year. Your girls are too cute; one looks like you and the other like your partner….#bloggersbest

  3. October 18, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Best of luck with your return to work. It looks like you had a lovely year with your two girls. My boys are three-years-old and 10 months, the time is passing by too quickly! #bloggersbest

  4. October 18, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    What a lovely year!! Such a lovely and cathartic thing to do to reflect on the time. I hope your return to work goes well xx #bloggersbest

  5. October 18, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    lots of great pictures here Sarah. Best of luck to you and yours as you transition back #bloggersbests

  6. October 18, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Hi, good luck on your return to work, the photos you have shared obviously capture many happy memories of the past year #bloggersbest

  7. October 18, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I hope you had a lovely first day back and weren’t too sad or worried. You’ll soon find your new routine. #bloggersbest

  8. October 18, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    eek the dreaded back to work my mat leave ends in January and I cant say I’m looking forward to it back to reality though good luck on the return

  9. October 22, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Ahhh I really don’t know where the time has gone lovely. Seems like just yesterday she arrived. Lots of love and you’ll smash going back to work, I know it. As always though, you know where I am if you need me. #bloggersbests

  10. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    October 22, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    I hope it goes well! I work part time from home so was checking emails the day after Zach was born! #bloggersbest

  11. October 24, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Ahh what a beautiful year of pictures. It feels so long ago since you finished to have Piglet. I hope my year is as half as good as yours.

    How is your week going so far? X #bloggersbest

  12. October 24, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I had a precious 4 months of maternity leave after having Littlest B – it seems like a lifetime ago now! Hope it’s been ok being back at work! #bloggersbest