Rheannon - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a daily battle with myself everyday: go back to work or stay at home?
I went back to work when Alyanna was 6 wks old. I worked at a daycare & she was able to go to work with me. My daughter has had some medical issues since she was born. Nothing too serious but very scary as a first time mom. From the time she was 7 wks old until she was 5 1/2 months she had an ear infection which resulted in tubes. Along with the ear infections she always had a cough & runny nose. When Alyanna was a little over 6 months, my husband and I decided that I would stay at home with her. He had an amazing job that allowed that at the time. Then he was laid off shortly after & ever since then we have been battling to pay bills. My daughter has still been sick alot & she is tiny & underweight for her age(now 14 months). We want another child & I want to be able to stay at home. However, I also want to be able to help my husband so not all the stress is on him. I just can't see putting my daughter in daycare again. I have seen how some kids are & I'm so scared that she will get hurt & begin getting sick 24/7 again & then I'll have to be home with her anyways so it's like whats the point?
Does anyone else feel this way? My hubby says its okay for me to stay home that he doesn't want her in daycare either, but I just can't help but feel bad.