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not comfortable with going back to work at 6 weeks see ya stalkers 1 child; 1 angel baby; Georgia 603 posts
29th Jan '13

i work part time about 4 - 8 hours Monday- Friday. After i have my son in May i have a 6 week maternity leave. I feel that 6 weeks is way to young to be away from me. i would feel more comfortable when he is around 4 months. But i do not have a choice i have to go back to work. Have any other mom's have this problem. Did you choose day care, a nanny, a home day care. How did you cope with it. I just need some advice on which is best. im looking into a nanny

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59981 posts
29th Jan '13

Yep. It sucks. You just have to find who you're most comfortable with, though it will still be hard, especially at first.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19437 posts
29th Jan '13

I went back full time when my son was 7 1/2 weeks. You get through it. You cry a bit. Then you cherish your time with them, and all is ok. I promise :)

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 19437 posts
29th Jan '13

And my son goes to daycare with my daughter.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
29th Jan '13

Yep I had to go back at 9 weeks. He's in the same daycare as my 4 year old son so so there was some comfort in knowing the people there and how the place is. Its never easy, I cried for the first week and I still choke up when I leave him and its been almost 2 months. It sucks but you gotta do what you gotta do.

"L" Due May 30; 2 kids; Danville, IN, United States 5927 posts
29th Jan '13

my bf works 9am-4pm and i work 5pm-12:30am mon-thurs, he works 9-4 fri, both off sat and i work 2:30pm-12:30am sun so one of us are always home with them

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
29th Jan '13

I'm not looking forward to it, either. I also feel like 6 weeks is way too young for me to be away. I didn't go back until my son was 5 months old, but this is a different situation. I'm seriously considering looking into different employment that way I can stay home longer. :oops:

*D & S's Momma * 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Winter Haven, Florida 1863 posts
29th Jan '13

With my son I didn't go back till almost 5 months, and with my daughter she was 8 weeks..it was so rough especially with my 12 hour shifts cause i'm gone literally from dark to dark but unfortunately I don't have a choice either. Luckily we have a family friend who has a home daycare close by my work so I know she is in very good hands...find someone you really trust to watch the baby and it will put your mind at ease a little.

see ya stalkers 1 child; 1 angel baby; Georgia 603 posts
29th Jan '13

how much are yall paying a week for day care?

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59981 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Abel's Mom:" how much are yall paying a week for day care?"


$181/week. But that's for a preschooler. Much more for an infant, but it definitely depends on your area.

Susan Dickinson-Myers Due November 2; Japan 1 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Abel's Mom:" i work part time about 4 - 8 hours Monday- Friday. After i have my son in May i have a 6 week maternity ... [snip!] ... day care, a nanny, a home day care. How did you cope with it. I just need some advice on which is best. im looking into a nanny"


Well I had to go back to work after I had my daughter too,I really didn't want too because I felt the same way as you, but like yourself I had no choice in the matter either.My boyfriend works full time and I work full time && even then it's not enough, my boyfriends parent's and his grandma usually want my daughter they are too good to us && we are so very lucky. When my daughter is with them it makes me feel more secure that she is okay && I don't have to worry about her when I am working. If anything find someone is close to you,such as your child's grandparents or a really close friend that you can trust. :) Goodluck
see ya stalkers 1 child; 1 angel baby; Georgia 603 posts
29th Jan '13

i wish i had family that could watch him but both of my parents work and his family isnt around

*D & S's Momma * 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Winter Haven, Florida 1863 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting The Doctor:" $181/week. But that's for a preschooler. Much more for an infant, but it definitely depends on your area."


Dang that seems like a lot...I pay 70 a week for my son and 60 a week for my daughter

The Doctor 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59981 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting *D & S's Momma *:" Dang that seems like a lot...I pay 70 a week for my son and 60 a week for my daughter"


Yeap. Everything is astronomically expensive in NY.

*D & S's Momma * 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Winter Haven, Florida 1863 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting The Doctor:" Yeap. Everything is astronomically expensive in NY."


Crazy...how much is gas up there?