It's working for Jessica King
"Because we adopted our son on such short notice, we had not made a plan at all. The first few weeks and months were simply one gigantic juggling act."
I would suggest not looking up every possible ailment/symptom on the internet. I ruined several precious days and nights worrying about potential health issues that never actually materialized.
My husband and I own a creative agency, so there was no boss to tell. This was fortunate because we adopted our newborn son with only 2 days notice! We told our team we were going to pick up our new baby the day before. All in all, it was pretty wild.
Because we adopted our son on such short notice, we had not made a plan at all. The first few weeks and months were simply one gigantic juggling act. We were in the middle of several large projects, so I held our new baby in my arms as I took conference calls and continued to push things along as best I could. I was grateful that our clients and our team, some of them mothers themselves, were very understanding as they heard occasional infant gurgles in the background. In the early days, my son was a great napper, so occasionally, I’d bring him into the office with a pack’n’play. Other days I just stayed home with him and did the best I could on both ends.
My supportive husband and mother-in-law were a tremendous help during this time. My husband and I split duties 50/50 and my mother-in-law watched my son a few days a week. She also helped us find an awesome daycare program since we didn’t have a single thing lined up.
I never expected that getting an infant and myself out of the house on time in the morning would be so hard and working in the office without baby distractions would be so much easier!