i need advice. i'm due to go back to work in 2 days after having my first baby. i've put it off as long as i can(12 weeks FMLA). i dont want to go! i dont want to leave my baby girl. i know she 'll be safe with her daddy at home. but i've spent 10 months pregnant with her and then since she's been born she hasn't been away from me. i so enjoy our time together. i know this will sound strange but i feel like she'll kinda forget me(since she wont see me as much, i work evenings so when i get home she'll be asleep ) and things won't be the same between me and DD after i go back to work. i have to go back we need the extra income. but every time i think about going back its heart wrenching and i just cry. i dont even have a cell phone to call home and check on her while at work and its against company policy to make personal phone calls. any advice how to make this transistion any easierAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:14 AM on Jul. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by danielp at 12:39 AM on Jul. 31, 2009
I know how you feel, however I wasn't as lucky to get 12 weeks...I had to go back after 7 due to financial constraint :( It is very hard to leave them, but if she's sleeping through the night, she'll never really know that you're gone, so that's a plus! I worked retail so I had to leave my girls during the day. Use it as an opportunity. I know it's hard, however once you go back, you'll realize that it tends to be a welcome break. Also, baby will not forget you! It feels like that, but it really only makes them MORE excited to see you! I miss my girls terribly when I work (6 hour shifts), but I love when they come running at me when they see me and I hear my oldest (she's 2 1/2) calling "Mommy!!! Mommy's home!"
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