going back to work

CoreyAnn - posted on 04/06/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 3 month maturinty is almost up and I don't know if I should go back to work. I truely don't want to because I feel that my daughter won't be able to calm down with my mother who will be watching her, plus she doesn't take to her bottle very well and doesn't like pacifers either. I feel selfish but I want to keep her all to myself in a way, I want her to want me the most and I don't want to miss out on anything. The only reason I'm actually considering going back to work is because I only have 7 more months until I become an optician, but if I quit or go part time I lose my apprenticeship. Plus we have really good insurance through my work, which I would lose even if I went part time. I've debated for a very long time and I was just wondering if I could hear back on some others opinions. Thanks for listening.

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Danielle - posted on 04/13/2009

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corey ann don't take this the wrong way but u need to think about how ur family will be supported if joe is trying to finish school and work and ur just home with the baby.how do u think he feels when he doesn't see trinity for most of the week because he is trying to make a good future for the 2 of u. ur mother raised u and will do a wonderful job takng care of ur daughter and trust me trinity will love u no latter what. especially giving her all that special time with grandma is alot better than a stranger. look at natalie she is still glued to me i actually think that because i'm not always with her she is so excited to see me.so really think about it and trinity will take the bottle when she get's hungry enough she won't starve. can't wait till she is older and when we visit she can play with nat. talk to u later.

Ally - posted on 04/07/2009

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if you can find a way to stay home i would do it...i was fortunate enough to stay home with my daughter until she was a year old and i wouldnt trade it for anything...i just went back to work part time as a nurse and i only have to work one day a week and every other weekend to keep my license up...and i still miss her. i had a month long orientation that was full time and she either stayed with my mom or my husband when he was off and i found that she would take bottles fine as long as i wasnt anywhere around her. I still pump two times a day at work and its not too bad...do whats best for your family...if there is a way you could go back to work for a short time to finish up then thats great..you can always start back and if it simply isn't working then you know you always have a job at home that is so rewarding and then at least you know you gave it your best shot!

Valerie - posted on 04/06/2009

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My mom watched my son too. It was still so hard to leave him to go back to work! I went back to work when he was 7 weeks old and ended up quitting when he was a year old. I would've quit sooner, but my husband and I agreed that I would work long enough to get a couple of things paid off. I would suggest at least trying to go back to work and see how you feel about it. If after a month or two you still want to be home with your baby, then go for it! You've got your whole life to work, but your baby is only a baby once!

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