I started this post about a year ago and am just now ready to publish it since the story is complete or should I say just beginning?
You might remember this post back in February 2011. At the time, I was getting ready to start my new hours and was excited. My boss had given me some flexibility and while it really didn't give me any extra time with Drake, it helped a little bit with the balance of getting things done. I'm very appreciative of her allowing me to do this, but I knew in my heart it just wasn't enough.
I presented another proposal to my boss in July 2011- splitting my time between working in the office and at home. To me, it was a great compromise - maintaining full-time status for our office and giving me more flexibility. But, my request was denied. This started my search for a part-time job that would allow me to have more time at home.
In August 2011 I interviewed for a part-time job, but it just wasn't a good fit and the timing wasn't right (good thing they didn't offer it to me, huh?).
In September 2011, we found out we were expecting Colin. This put a temporary halt on things as I wanted to stay at my current job until after the baby was born - my insurance is awesome. :-)
Around Thanksgiving, we finally told our sitter that we were pregnant and in early January she asked me if we were planning on bringing the baby to her in the fall. She wanted a decision by March 1st.
We did a lot of talking, working the budget, and praying, but I just wasn't ready to make a decision.
To be continued...