Going back to work...

Mabel - posted on 07/06/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




I'm a first time mommy who will be going back to work in a week. I have mixed feelings about this. What helped you cope with leaving your baby at the sitter so you could go to work? I feel ready to go to work but I feel like I'm going to miss out on alot.


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Delilah - posted on 07/08/2009




i came back to work when my son was 3 months old and this killed me inside. all i could do is think of him and i started lossing interest in my job. i began looking for working from home opportunities. i am glad to say i found a perfect company which offers the best compensation plan and they are in the Travel Industry(7trillion dollar industry, reccesion proof). i plan to leave my work soon and work from home. I am doing this business part time for a month now and im loving it. its so easy to do, u do not sell anything!
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Laura - posted on 07/07/2009




The longest amount of time I was able to spend with any of my 3 boys was 2 months, strictly out of necessity. The main thing is to focus on the REASON for returning to work...to support and provide the best for your child. I feel that it is just as important for a child to learn how to interact with other children and adults as their immediate family; it teaches them important social skills (that thought helps me cope with the separation).

All you can do is KNOW that you are doing what is in the best interest of your child and BE PROUD to be a working mother!

Naomi - posted on 07/07/2009




like another mom mentioned. make time for quality time when you are with your baby. I think you can't get over the guilty feelings for a while, but when we started a baby/parent swimming class and we had so much fun together it helped A LOT


Erin-leigh - posted on 07/07/2009




Hi, i can relate to you completely, i returned to full time work 1 month ago from having my son 7 months ago and all i can tell you is dont let guilt over take your emotions. i was a mess for a month before hand, crying etc cause i couldnt bare the thought of being parted from him. but i got it all out of my system and once i knew he was fine with my mum i started to relax and actually enjoy being me again.

it gets easier with time but i still feel guilty, all you can do is make the evenings and weekends extra special :) its not the quantity of time you spend with them its the quality :)

and be proud of yourself that you are going to be a working mum :) it will do your baby a world of good mixing with other people/babies.

good luck and hope all goes well

Claire - posted on 07/07/2009




I also found it hard to return to work after taking a year out to look after my first son. From the age of 6 months I put him in a local Creche for one day as it gave me and him a break from each other. He became very clingy so I thought it was best for him. Even though I was pining for him and couldn't wait to pick him up at the end of the day he enjoyed mixing with other babies and adults.

I then introduced him to 3 days when I returned to work as went back part time which he really enjoys and has come on in all areas.

He is now 21 months and is thriving.

You need to have your independance back and not to be just mom. It is hard leaving them but makes you appreciate what you have when you get home.

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