Monday, January 26, 2009

First Day of Parental Leave

We had our first child in October and my wife stayed home the first three months.  I only stayed the first week after delivery and started back to work.  It was hard to go back to work so soon, but I knew that my wife would be fine with her parents helping out.  We wanted to maximize the time that she stayed at home with family, so we decided to take our leave separately with no overlap. Even though I felt like I missed a bit with her at first, I knew also that babies get a lot more fun a few months down the road so I wasn't too broken up to wait awhile.

Well, the time has come for the wife to head back to work.  As such, I decided to take advantage of the generous parental leave policy from Microsoft.  For the next 4 weeks, I will be exclusively focusing on non-cloud related matters during the day and spending my time with with my super-cute (super-turd) daughter.

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What a joy. and quite a handful.  She is all smiles most of the time and has recently discovered the joy of her own voice in squeals and shouts.  I am really excited right now about spending this time with her, let's see how that turns out in 4 weeks however. :)