Work & Money
  • M
  • over 2 years ago

End of Maternity Leave Countdown thoughts!

This is my last week of maternity leave and it’s bittersweet. I’m sad I’m having to leave my son but happy he will be bonding with his dad for two weeks before starting daycare where he will learn so much! My son has already been attending daycare and it’s a huge relief that I found an awesome place for him. I’ve been mentally preparing myself for my return to work and have been so realistic about how it will all work out to relieve any anxiety. I’m sure I’ll get emotional at some point but so far I’m feeling pretty good. I’m super grateful for the full 5 months I’ve been able to share with my baby watching him grow, learn and doing so many fun things together including our recent trip to the park, meeting a cool peanut mom and her son and enjoying our frequent library visits. For all the moms having to soon return to work, focus on enjoying your time with your babies! I think it will help with the transition. Good luck to all the mommas out there!❤️
  • B
  • over 2 years ago

End of maternity leave really sucks because you have to do what you do normally before you became a mom and what you need to do as a mom for the first week you’ll always be worried and concerned and miss a few things both at home and at work but with time all goes away but it’s a big step initially for new moms mostly.

  • J
  • over 2 years ago

Thanks for the insight. This is my last week and I have some anxiety about going back. I will pray on it and appreciate any forms of support.

  • D
  • over 2 years ago

I go back the beginning of May and am not looking forward to it. I love the ladies I work with but I’m really enjoying being at home with my kids.

  • S
  • over 2 years ago

I was really excited to go back to work because I was going crazy just sitting at home all day by myself...at least at work I could eat/drink coffee/socialize. I did have an emotional breakdown that first week but my day care is awesome and took tons of pictures/videos and FaceTimed me every day those first few weeks. I miss him a lot but it makes my time with him sweeter now that we’re not around each other 24/7, day care pick up is like a joyful reunion every afternoon even if he was driving me crazy that morning 🙂 Good luck! Being a working mom is tough but there are a lot of benefits to it (at least I felt that way for my family’s situation).

  • M
  • over 2 years ago

Aww yeah im hoping I will survive without the emotional rollercoaster but I’m bracing myself. But I think I’m feeling like you described, it’ll be a much more refreshing and joyful reunion when I’m home from work. I’m a firm believer that a healthier mom who has a mental physical break makes for a much happier parent.

  • D
  • over 2 years ago

Thanks for the positivity! I too am enjoying my last week. Trying to stay positive too as bittersweet as it is. Just hope that I’ll be able to manage my time well in the office and at home. 😁

  • M
  • over 2 years ago

Good luck on your first week Diana! I’m hoping for the same. Going to set the expectation with my team that I’ll be unavailable for late email replies. I’m trying to be fully present as a mom when I’m home.

  • E
  • over 2 years ago

Hi Maria I will be returning back to work in May and I am still looking for a good day care for my baby. She will be 2 months when I go back can you recommend any day cares or places that are affordable in the San Jose area please. Thank you.❤️

  • M
  • over 2 years ago

Hi Elizabeth, congrats on your baby girl. Eek, unfortunately I don’t know of any on that side of town. The daycare I’m taking my son to is on the high end price and in West San Jose. It’s about $1600 a month but it’s a great home daycare! If you’re interested I can message you the owners contact info.

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