You spent nine months debating names, growing out of your clothes, getting kicked in the kidneys and waiting for the moment your precious baby would finally arrive, healthy and perfect.
Those first few months are a whirlwind for most new moms, a tug-of-war between joy and complete exhaustion. But soon enough, for many moms, this time of just you and the baby has come to its end -- it's time to go back to work.
How do you go from dirty diapers to Excel spreadsheets? HowStuffWorks has the five things you need to know about going from Baby and Me to Me and the Boss.