"Although Brianna will be staying with a family member I believe that leaving her for eight plus hours on a daily basis will be the hardest challenge I will face as a working mommy"This is going to be tougher than I thought. For all of you mommies who have gone back to work outside of your home, what made the transition less stressful for you? What steps did you put into place to give you piece of mind and comfort in knowing that going back to work is the right thing to do?
Friday, January 18, 2013
("Lets rewind back to October 2011") I have been unemployed since October 2011 which was GREAT! A month after loosing my job I found out that I was pregnant... again. This pregnancy came 1 month after a miscarriage and was totally unexpected. Prior to this pregnancy we were using an ovulation stimulator called "Clomid" and although it was effective with helping me get pregnant it was ineffective in helping me to sustain a healthy pregnancy. When I found out a month later that I was prego without the use of Clomid, I was thrilled. I wasn't as apprehensive as I normally was when the HPT showed a plus sign. Anyways, I really feel like losing my job was a blessing in disguise. It allowed me to take it easy and literally lay on the couch while this baby (Brianna) developed and was ready to come on out, and 9 months later... that she did!! ("Now, lets fast forward to the present") Brianna recently turned 6 months and with that wonderful milestone I felt that it was time and I was ready to enter back into the workforce world! Today after three interviews with this company, I was offered the job! My emotions have been going back and forth all day. Yay! Some much needed adult time and conversation...Oh No, I have to leave my baby for eight plus hours each day; Yay! I get to dress up in my pumps and pencil skirts again, Oh No, Brianna is about two forward knees from crawling and I'm going to miss it! Yay! I'm going to love the extra income, On No, by the time I get home it will just about be bed time.... Sigh...so there you have it. I am suffering from a little guilt and a lot of separation anxiety and I haven't even started the job yet.