Motherhood
  • N
  • about 1 year ago

Going back to work after having a baby

I go back to work full time in a few weeks my baby will be 3.5 months. I get the luxury to work from home as I live at my work (resort manager) my husband also works full time running his own business in the local area . Although I can have my baby at home with me while working I just could not get my work done and look after him at the same time so I’ve had to enrol him in daycare 2 days a week which in one way will be so nice to have my head clear to be able to get work done but in another way I feel so so bad for leaving my baby so young in day care especially in a pandemic and missing out on watching him grow not only on the day care days but on the days he’s home I won’t be able to give the attention I usually do as I’ll be trying to juggle him and work. We can afford to live off my husbands wage, but I love my job, have great benefits, I earn good money and if I can juggle it I’d rather work hard now so we can have a better future where we don’t have to work full time for the rest of our lives I just feel like I’m doing the wrong thing by my child and being selfish just to earn good money but it’s all for our future to make it easier Has anyone been through something similar and how did it work out for you?
  • C
  • about 1 year ago

I truly believe he’ll get the best version of you if you’re able tot she care of yourself and go to work bc that sounds like what you want! Ps where is that onesie from?!

  • N
  • about 1 year ago

Thanks! It’s from pat pat 🦆 xx

  • N
  • about 1 year ago

I had to put my second daughter in at 3 months because I didn’t have mat leave coverage due to being in college the year before, it was absolutely awful the first while and I felt so much guilt, but I knew also for my sanity and mental health I needed to work and have a break between balancing work and kids, they do change a lot at that age but they also learn tons at a young age of socialization at daycare, it’s been amazing for my kids in so many ways! And they don’t grow up thinking oh mom left me at daycare, they grow up knowing mom worked her ass off to give me a good life and I met new friends along the way 😊

  • F
  • about 1 year ago

Get used to it, you'll feel guilty about working their whole childhood but there are loads of benefits too. I'm a much better mum when I'm not doing in 24/7 and lockdown has been solid proof of that 😂

  • N
  • about 1 year ago

Thanks for all your replies they’ve all made me feel so much better about going back to work xxx

  • M
  • about 1 year ago

Hi i am a first time mom and I will be in the same boat come september i have to go back to work and my son will be 12 weeks old. I dont have any words of advice but i completely understand what your going through.

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