Back In School After Baby

Brittanie - posted on 08/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I Am Looking To Go Back To School After 2 Years Of Being Out. My Daughter Will Be 4 Months Old When I Return For My Final Year Of Highschool. I Have Been Dreading The Day Like Mad Sence Registeration. I Just Dont Wanna Leave Her With A Sitter Even If It Is My Family Watching Her.

Note: I Have Left Her With A Sitter 3 Times Sence She Was Born And That Was Only For An Hour While I Went To The Doctors. And Once To The Store Because I Didnt Wish To Wake Her.

Should I Have Prepared Myself More? Or Is This A Normal Feeling? Is Anyone Out There Going Or Have Gone Throught The Same Thing?

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Amber - posted on 03/22/2012

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I went to an alternative school, so I was lucky enough that I was able to bring him. Had I not been able to bring him I probably would have waited a lot longer than I did. I went back when he was 3 weeks old and he came with me until he was almost a year old :-) it was great everyone there was so supportive and loved having him around. But then I graduated and he got to be included in the graduation, they even made him a little certificate lol now he's 4 and I have a 10 month old daughter and I'm in college.. My mom looks after my daughter and my son goes to school and I find it hard, but I know that what I'm doing will make a better life for all of us in the long run.

Shaina - posted on 07/23/2010

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I feel the same way! I had a baby 6 weeks ago and she will be almost 3 months when college starts again. I just got into nursing school and hate the idea of having to leave her at daycare for 6-7 hours at a time, but in the long run it is what is best for her and me. My husband has a medical condition that one day could keep him from working, so i need to know that I can provide for us when and if this happens. I waited until my first daughter was 22 months old before I started school, but after a few weeks I saw how much she loved being able to play with other kids for a few hours. I also discovered that a few hours away made me a happier mommy and I loved being with my daughter that much more.

Lynn - posted on 07/20/2010

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"Just remember there are certain things only you can do". Like being there for you child. Like raising her yourself. Like not putting them in daycare while you work and attend school. How about waiting until they are in school and how about YOU being the one that watches them all day. You have plenty of time to go back to school. Kids start school when they are four or five, why can't you wait till then? Kids don't need their moms making more money to buy them more stuff. They need their moms to raise them and BE THERE! Listen to your instincts, they are telling you that your child needs YOU.

Kelly - posted on 09/29/2009

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I know how you feel, when I had to go back to work after I had my daughter I was scared to leave her with a sitter who was my grandma and even then I was still nervous, but each day it got better and better, and now I go to college full time 40 hours a week and she goes to the daycare there all day and its easier to leave her now even though I still miss her a lot while I'm at school or work I just have to remember that I am trying my best and trying to give my daughter the best and me the best too. When I graduate college I will be able to get a better paying job than what I had before I went to college and I'm sure my daughter will love getting some extra clothes or toys once in a while hahaha...but yea just remember you gotta do what it takes to make your and your daughters life a good one....you can do it!!

Cassydy - posted on 09/12/2009

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Just remember, there are certain things that only you can do. If you are afraid of leaving your baby alone with a sitter, you will never get these things accomplished. I have three kids. I had my oldest while i was in high school. It was very hard to leave him but i had a lot of people telling me i would never finish high school, let alone go to college. I am not saying this is your situation but it will all be worth it in the long run. Before you know it you will be eager to leave your baby with the siiter to get things done.

Lyndsay - posted on 09/01/2009

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It's perfectly natural! My son was a year old when he first went to daycare so I could go back to school, and although I was looking forward to being in school again I was reluctant to leave him. He's been there a year now and I think it's great... it really provides him with opportunities to interact with other kids, which he doesn't have at home because he's a single child.

Aliya - posted on 08/28/2009

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I have a 2month old, and am dreading returning to school this semester. I know she'll be fine, but I just don't want to leave her. But I gotta get my degree!

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