I start back to work tomorrow, I thought I was ready...How am I going to be able to focus at work?

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Hayley - posted on 09/01/2009

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you will be fine i work 55 hours a week and have a 10 month old you can do it i have faith in you and dont even know you good luck!

Amy - posted on 09/01/2009

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i go back to work in two weeks....i have no idea how i am going to do it..luckily enough my boyfriend's mother is going to be watching our daughter for us so i know she will be with someone who loves her (but its still hard)....and i am not looking forward to it...good luck

Rae - posted on 08/31/2009

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I was able to stay home the first 5 years. Then myhusband got hurt & I went back to my old job. It's NOT easy. I've been back for 2 years & my son misses me, as I miss him. I have him posted all over my computer & office, screensaver, wallpaper, pictures. I work at a place where his dad can bring him in summer time & we have lunches. But hang in there, I know I'm trying to as well.

Sharon - posted on 08/31/2009

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I personally needed to work when my daughters were babies. The first time back to work, I cried most of the morning. But I had supportive co-workers that laughed with me through the tears. Each day got better. By the time I was ready to go back to work after my second child, I was so excited to get back into the adult world. There are lots of working moms out there to get advice and support from. My girls have learned so much in day care settings, it has really beneifitted all of us. As far a focus goes, women are amazing multi-taskers and that is why we can take care of our families needs and still be able to get another job done. Good Luck!

Ebony - posted on 08/31/2009

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It will not be easy. You will cry, be very distracted, probably call the daycare center every hour (I did that and also watched via the internet). It took me about a month to become completely comfortable with the situation. Once you get back into the swing of work, as well as having more "adult" conversation, you will ntoice that your child enjoys the time spent away and will even more excited to see you when they do. Keep lots of pics of your little one in your office. I have a digital frame on my desk and when I miss her, I stare at her photos for that pick-me-up!

Mommalicious - posted on 08/31/2009

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Its not going to be easy at all at first, you just need to persevere I suppose.
I'm not at work yet, Im trying EVERYTHING I can to stay home with my LO.
But im a single mom and I'm going to have to go back eventually, it sucks :(

http://rockingmoms.ning.com/

Aleid - posted on 08/31/2009

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Yes, bring a photo, maybe you can ring once or twice to the nursery / caretaker to see how things are going -- probably everything will go fine and when you know your little one is safe and sound and happy you can probably focus better on work! And give yourself some time to readjust! Becoming a mum is quite a thing and being a working mum also needs some time to become 'reality'. You can do it! good luck!

Laura - posted on 08/30/2009

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Amanda, it will be hard, but it will get easier with time. I kept a little wallet photo with me whenever I really missed my son- it wasn't the same as having him with me, but it seemed to help. You are in my thoughts- good luck!

Anna - posted on 08/30/2009

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If you're not ready then don't unless you really have to. They're only little once.

Teresia - posted on 08/30/2009

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You can do it! Just think that now you have a REASON to work and earn both benefits and a paycheck! You have someone counting on you. Don't ever let anyone make you feel that you're less because you work!

Sarah - posted on 08/30/2009

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i went back to work when my little one was 4 months old. it was important to me for a lot of reasons, money and sanity being 2 very good ones. :-) but its difficult at first and be prepared for some people to comment on you being a working mum! but ignore them!! my son loves nursery and i seriously believe he has gotten so much out of it, and seeing his beaming face when he's picked up... it makes it all worth it. it will be fine and if you work in an office, surround yourself with photos of the baby! :-) it will make you appreciate your time with them too

September - posted on 08/30/2009

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I remember being in the same boat not too long ago. I can say that it's not easy at first but it get's better with time. I still think about my son every day when I am at work but knowing that he is some where safe and enjoying himself makes being away from him a little bit easier. You'll do great! Just knowing that you get to come home to your precious baby will give you something to look forward to each day! Good luck :) Have a great first week back to work!

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