It's working for Lyss Stern
"I was very emotional and remember waking up early to go to school and all I wanted to do was stay home with my baby."
One piece of advice that I wish I could offer my former expectant self would be … you are going to be on an emotional rollercoaster. Lots of crying, laughter and highs and lows throughout your pregnancy. Just take lots of deep breaths … these are all normal feelings.
I remember sharing the news with my employer by setting up a time to meet with my boss. I walked into her office and had a big smile on my face (I think I had that pregnancy glow) I was three months pregnant when I had the conversation. I wanted to let my boss know as soon as possible. She would have to find someone amazing to take over my classroom when I was on my maternity leave. I loved my class and my children and wanted to make sure my boss had enough time to find someone great.
Just three months … I wish I could have taken more. My back-to-work plan was nothing like the reality of going back to work. I was very emotional and remember waking up early to go to school and all I wanted to do was stay home with my baby.
I was lucky enough to find a loving, caring, and honest nanny.
My biggest source of support in returning to work was my husband, mother, and our nanny.
Oh … gosh … my biggest pregnancy indulgence was a Haagen-Dazs Mint Chip Dazzler. I used to have my husband walk 15 blocks to get me one at least once a week.
I never expected finding such a #FabULyss community of moms to share tears and laughter with would be so easy.