I'm going back to work in around 5 months, been in to visit a couple of times and when people are asking I say I'm due back in mid aug etc etc. The weird thing is, I don't think it's sinking in that I will eventually have to go back to work!
Think I am lulling my self in to a false sense of security thinking that being a stay at home mum is my new life style (I wish)
Stranger still I'm starting to feel bad that my DS thinks this is me & him sorted now and doesn't know that this will all change in time (irrational as he's 4 months old) lol but can't stop all these strange thoughts and feelings.
As it gets closer it will get more real which could be a good or bad thing depending on whether you want to go back. DS will be fine but I know how you feel like you are conning them! Are you going back full or part time?
Think i'm cutting down to either 4/5 days a week (am lucky to already get the weekends) need to go back due to our financial situation! I'm just hoping/praying that I'll be desperate to return in 5 months time because i've missed it so much haha
It is a funny old feeling, i remember well from DD (my first, who is now 8 yo). I think by 4 months you are really settled and enjoying being a mum with the routine set up and you can see how it's working, they are developing their little characters etc. However I must say that, for me, my mindset did develop over the next few months and I quite enjoyed going back to work p/t for some "me time" and although I was distraught to leave DD she was perfectly happy and the arrangement worked well for us.
With DS (now 4) I had left my job when going on mat leave, but by the time he was 9 months I was applying for p/t work and started when he was 1 - which again worked well for me.