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how do you deal?? l8kersgirlkt 1 child; Trenton, New Jersey 203 posts
20th Feb '13

with leaving your baby to go back to a job you hate? i go back on monday, my baby will be 11 weeks old and i suffer from anxiety and depression but im taking zoloft for now. her dad has to drop her at the babysitters by 7 so he will be leaving around 6:45. i work till 5:15 and want to start going back to the gym, so i wont be home till around 7, which is just making me not wanna go. i havent been away from her for more than maybe 4 hours at a time since she was born. so how did you cope with leaving your babies for such long periods of time to go back to a job you hate? and how do i motivate myself to start going back to the gym when itll take even more time away from my baby? i just wish i didnt have to go :'(



sorry for no caps, on my shitty phone

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
20th Feb '13

What time do you go in to work if you get off at 5:15?

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
20th Feb '13

I would do the gym before work for sure. And honestly it's just hard. It gets way easier though!

l8kersgirlkt 1 child; Trenton, New Jersey 203 posts
20th Feb '13

i go in at 8:30 but her dads taking her to the babysitter cuz i work around the corner from home, and the babysitters 20 mins from here and on his way to work.

l8kersgirlkt 1 child; Trenton, New Jersey 203 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" I would do the gym before work for sure. And honestly it's just hard. It gets way easier though!"


oohh thanks!! i should do that, totally didnt even think about that. i have a good hour+ between her leaving and having to be at work. i think i might do that :)

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting l8kersgirlkt:" i go in at 8:30 but her dads taking her to the babysitter cuz i work around the corner from home, and the babysitters 20 mins from here and on his way to work."


If you don't have anything to do from 6:45 am to 8:30 am, I would go to the gym then, That's what I do. I refuse to take more time away from home so I get up at 4:45 to go to the gym before work starts at 7am.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
20th Feb '13

And, I'm not sure about a job that you hate (because I love my job) but it does get easier with time. At first I would cry a little at work and DH would send me a lot of pictures of him and LO and that would help.

l8kersgirlkt 1 child; Trenton, New Jersey 203 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" If you don't have anything to do from 6:45 am to 8:30 am, I would go to the gym then, That's what I ... [snip!] ... That's what I do. I refuse to take more time away from home so I get up at 4:45 to go to the gym before work starts at 7am."

i cant believe i didnt think of that before lol. is it hard to get up and be motivated to get there early? im so not motivated to go cuz its been almost a year and i am not a morning person

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting l8kersgirlkt:" i cant believe i didnt think of that before lol. is it hard to get up and be motivated to get there early? im so not motivated to go cuz its been almost a year and i am not a morning person"


It's different for me because I totally am a morning person, lol. I set my alarm and do not press snooze. I get EVERYTHING ready the night before, my gym bag/work clothes/coffee, etc. I shower at the gym after my work out too, of course. And I eat a ceral bar or banana on the way to the gym but it's a 25-30 min drive for me (my gym is right across from where I work).

l8kersgirlkt 1 child; Trenton, New Jersey 203 posts
20th Feb '13

did you breastfeed? im worried my supplys gonna dry up :( im gonna pump on break and at lunch but im afraid i wont be able to keep up. of course ill put her on the b**b at home but im worried pumping wont be enough to keep it up

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting l8kersgirlkt:" did you breastfeed? im worried my supplys gonna dry up :( im gonna pump on break and at lunch but im ... [snip!] ... afraid i wont be able to keep up. of course ill put her on the b**b at home but im worried pumping wont be enough to keep it up"


Yes, he was exclusively breastfed till 16 months, but I stopped pumping at work at 13 months since he started eating solids a lot better then. Has your LO been taking a bottle at all? Mine refused the bottle, would MAYBE drink 2 to 3 oz during my 8 hr work shift. He reverse fed and made up for it at night though (which wasn't a big deal for me, we would both go right back to sleep within 20 minutes).

l8kersgirlkt 1 child; Trenton, New Jersey 203 posts
20th Feb '13

yes she will take a bottle. she doesnt get them too often but her dad likes to feed her every once in a while and when i have had to leave het with my mom or sister she takes one.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
20th Feb '13
Quoting l8kersgirlkt:" yes she will take a bottle. she doesnt get them too often but her dad likes to feed her every once in a while and when i have had to leave het with my mom or sister she takes one. "


That's good! that was probably the hardest part for us. Mainly for DH because he would get sooooo frustrated trying to feed him and he would just have non of it.