• M
  • San Jose, United States
  • 9 months 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!❤️
  • S
  • WA, US
  • 5 months ago

I’m not ready to go back yet. I’m going to miss my baby boy. How did handle leaving their LO and going back to work. I go back on the 17th

  • S
  • WA, US
  • 5 months ago

Yeah my son refuses to stay on schedule

  • J
  • Willoughby Hills, United States
  • 5 months ago

Having a routine helps sooo much! It takes a few weeks to establish but it allows you to know what to expect and redefine your balance

  • R
  • Ringwood North, Australia
  • 5 months ago

I work from home , I love the Flexibility of working in stolen moments , I have found a real passion outside of mumlife . Love to share some info ?

  • B
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 8 months 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
  • Willoughby Hills, United States
  • 8 months 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
  • Stratford, United States
  • 8 months 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
  • New York, United States
  • 9 months 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
  • San Jose, United States
  • 8 months 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.

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