Ashley - posted on 11/17/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
I want to just say that my employer dropped a bomb on me. HR had to be an absolute stick in the mud and notify me while I'm out on leave that I can't have 2 months off, only 6 weeks medical leave. Thanks a lot for giving me some notice!
Anyway, I'm not FMLA eligible for 1 more month. I will return to my same position when I go back, though not ready to. I called day care and told them plans were moving quicker than I had planned and they said no worries that they'd be ready for my son. I'm so sad :( I feel like I've just started to form this really awesome great bond with him and not I have just days left.
I live an hour from work, and don't even know if I'll get a day off to go to my own check up plus his one month appointment because my PTO is exhausted and I don't know if they'll allow it. I had it all planned then boom! It all changed.
I'm a first time mom also. I've got the whole car seat feeding thing down. I'm blessed with the best son I could ever ask for. No colic, fussiness it spitup so far. He's just your top of the line happy healthy weight gaining baby that Is all a mama could ask for. But I'm nervous, they dropped this bomb on me and now I have 10 days to form some sort of routine. I'm so overwhelmed. I work at 7:30. Day care is half way between home and work and in the same town my husband works. I would get up at 5:15 or 5:30, take 10-15 to get myself ready then spend 35 to 45 min feeding burping changing baby boy then head out by 6:20. Make it to day care at 6:50. Grab food at 6:50-7 them get to work 5 minutes before shift starts. Is this routine doable?
What other tips do you have... Going to bed extra early the first several months until he starts sleeping at night? My husband is here at weird times, he's on call 24/7 but is an amazing daddy when he is at home, even if he's dog tired.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!