The Best 12 Weeks of My Life

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“You’re taking the full 12 weeks!?”  This was the common response when I was asked how much time I was taking off to be with Baby London.

Debating how much time to take off was a hard decision for me.  I was performing the best I ever had and momentum was strong.  I was thinking of only taking eight weeks,  but after speaking with other working mommies I was convinced to take the full 12 weeks.  “These are times you’ll never get back”, they kept telling me.  I’m so glad that I listened. I’m fortunate to have a boss that has the same family values that I do.

My 12 weeks of maternity leave have come and gone. It has allowed me to bond so much with my daughter. She is the light of my life and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.  We made so many beautiful memories.   It was challenging at times but we got through it.


Although I’m so sad to be leaving my baby to return to work…I love what I do. I’m excited to see what I’ve missed but sad I won’t be there every waking minute of the day.  I strongly believe to be the best mother I can be there needs to be balance.  I vow to always be present in her life. To support her and love her the best way I know how.  Now it’s time to turn the page and start a new chapter.  All great things come to an end and I’ll cherish this time forever. God is good.

Mommy loves you London Maria.

3 thoughts on “The Best 12 Weeks of My Life

  1. You are a great mommy and London is blessed with two wonderful parents!! So proud of you and the emphasis you place on your sweet family being priority always. Love you.

  2. Where do you leave such a young kid? Do you have nannies or day cares for babies? Here we have 1.5-3 years mother leave and even then it’s difficult to find a sitter or a day care for them.

  3. It will be so very hard to leave her, especially the first few days but you are so right the balance in your life is very important. I know there are pros and cons to both but I think it will make you an even better mother if that is possible (I doubt it – I think you are perfect already ❤️)

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