seperation anxiety

Alicia - posted on 03/08/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am a new mom of a she is 10 weeks but my anxiety is terrible when I am away from her for example when I am at work I find myself talking about her all the time and thinking about her so much I mess up what I am working on she is my first child any advice? Please no judgment she is my first haha

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Alicia - posted on 03/08/2015

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Yes and no right now I work in fast food but will be getting a job at a hospital soon so that will be more enjoyable for me . And yes I will ask about a picture it doesn't hurt to ask!

Sarah - posted on 03/08/2015

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I have to say I struggled with this a lot. It gets better but you have to sort of teach yourself to control your thoughts. When you worry, tell yourself "she is in good hands and I will see her soon" I went back to work in the era before smartphones and texting. Obviously you need to focus on your job, but maybe you can ask your daycare provider to send you a picture each afternoon? I found myself missing out on time with friends because I felt so guilty about the time I was away. Do you enjoy your job?

Alicia - posted on 03/08/2015

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Yes I am they are Incredibly nice and take very good care of her. I have been back about a month and she is in daycare from about 7 in the morning until 530 at night. Am it's a relief I'm not alone I feel crazy I don't even let family members keep her without being crazy I just hope it gets better

Sarah - posted on 03/08/2015

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This is pretty typical for a new mom. Are you comfortable with your childcare, how long have you been back to work, how long are you gone each day?

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