Before Maggie was born, I was worried a bit about how my co-workers would react to the impending baby in house. While I was assured, like Battlestar Galactica that this had happened before and would happen again, the idea of bringing a baby into a corporate office shared by six other companies seemed a bit off kilter.
Maggie’s been here a month now – one set for two weeks every day with me while our daycare was closed for the summer, and then at least once a week since as I have her two days a week.
So far, while it’s not been completely without problems, it’s been overall rewarding. People here enjoy the baby, and for the most part she enjoys them.
I’m able to get things done, although some of the things I have to do do involve me saying “that will get moved in about 30 minutes when Baby M conks out”.
While I’ve not felt that I’ve been as productive while I’ve got Maggie with me, I’ve kept the place running and other than one job that involves me being tied up for an hour that I’m pushing off until Friday, it’s been ok.
Something with holding a baby in your arms also seems to make people understand that an email issue is not that big of a deal as long as said issue gets resolved. While I feel I’ve been doing the same amount of work, albeit a little slower due to taking breaks for feeding, burping, etc, I’m still plowing through significantly more than one average IT manager could.
Also helps that I can work at night and almost any time and anywhere, but that’s another story.
This is at slightly less than four months, so how long this good will child lasts I do not know. So far she loves going in and watching me work and despises watching me work in my own office at the desk… which is ok, because the desk work I do here can be done at home later.
Eh, that’s the life…
Also, in case I did not mention it enough before, Huggies size 1-2 I hate you with the fury of 1000 suns. I do not know how we got more except I’d forgotten howm uch I despised them and Costco was carrying them.