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Old 08-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Maternity Leave Over:( back to work


My son will be 6 weeks friday and I retun to work monday..
Im not sure how I will be able to leave him, any advise?

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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((hugs))) the first few days are hard. i know i cried all the way to work and I don't do daycare drop off , DH does. It does get easier, just takes some time. Be patient with yourself as you figure out your new routine. It took me a couple weeks with both to figure out our evening routine. It's okay if things that you normally do in the evenings like any cleaning slide. One thing that really helped was the first day back I planed on take out or frozen pizza for supper.

I would plan on getting up about a 1/2 hour earlier than you are planning. That first day was rocky getting the morning routine figured out. Get everything ready that you can the night before. Lay out all clothes for you and for the baby, pack the daycare bag and have ready by the door. Get bottles ready. Have somethign easy for you for breakfast. I remember doing a lot of eating in the car on the way to work--granola bars and fruit. if you are a coffee drinker and make your coffee have the pot ready so all you have to do is push the button or if it is programable use that.
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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My SO is going to watch him (SO LUCKY AND BLESSED )
Thanks for the advise! I still need to get anything ready though (Control freak)
So I guess im not the only who crys over leaving.
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I went back to work at 10 weeks. It is hard to leave such tiny little ones! But while it wasn't always fun it was do-able, kwim?
- definitely feel free to let the house, cooking etc slide. Esp those first few weeks just work on getting a routine down and enjoying your baby!
- simplify your am routine as much as possible. It is 1.5 years later and I STILL eat breakfast in the car!
- when you are up at night DO NOT look at the clock or count the hours of sleep you are (not) getting.
- eat healthy, do try to get some sleep and exercise. It can make all the difference in the world
- make sure your DH is doing his share around the house
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Oh forgot to add - if so is watching him is there any way you can leave the house before LO wakes up? It us hard to not see them all day but it makes the am routine sooooo much easier and then maybe you can get home sooner!
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Never thought of some of this, I wish I worked at home but Im stuck at Mcdonald's.. I hope it doesnt make it worse that I dislike my job, Not being happy where Im at slows my days. I should leave before they wake, I Like the early bird shift as it is (Getting it done and over with)
I don't see how some of you mothers do this!
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I don't have any advice, but just wanted to offer and say good luck! I wish the US had better maternity leave options .
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Hugs! No advice but I can't imagine how hard this must be for you!
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That is great your SO gets to stay with the baby.

the early shift is a good idea. I leave the house at 6am and everyone is still sleeping. Since I BF with the baby I would wake him up and feed and get some snuggle time in before leaving for work. For me that helped for those first few months.

Like PP said-- definatly don't count the hours of sleep your are getting/not getting. That just makes it worse.
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