First, thanks to all for the supportive words yesterday!!
It's my first quarter end in a pre-sales role. So the craziness of trying to close all deals before the end of Q1 is relatively new to me. I'm afraid it's got me a bit busy and when I get home, because it is a lot of new stuff, I am exhausted. One hopes it will get easier as I get more experience.
The other recent change from the new job is that I have to go to Chicago for a week for a big global forum. It's the one year I wouldn't have minded passing on the opportunity, given all the stress with breastfeeding lately. And leaving OH an entire week with the Munchkin does not sit on my conscience well. I wonder how other traveling parents feel? Lots of crappy guilt? I am coping by trying to take as much night shift duty as possible but with the Munchkin still in our room this is difficult - the other person still wakes up.
I am determined not to wallow too much in self-flagelation this time round however. I am going to focus on trying to learn as much as possible during my time away. And probably I will come back with butt-tons of gifts for hubby and child. Good thing I had no grand illusions about not trying to buy my children's affection when I was not available to spend time with them!