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Back to work - hold my hand please

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eagerbeagle Sat 13-Oct-12 10:45:29

Start back at work next week after mat leave for DC2. I have been sort of looking forward to it but I am now feeling really quite anxious and stressy. I have a pretty full on job and I know it's very busy at the moment. My line manager is hopeless (hadn't even sorted me out a desk FFS, I emailed the office coordinator myself as I anticipated this) and I know I will land right in the deep end within about 5 minutes of walking through the door with no proper handover and an expectation that I will be firing on all cylinders day 1. Plus the DCs have been ill so I haven't slept properly in a few days and DH is away on the worst timed business trip ever.

I have a years worth of change to catch up on and I just know I will have to just cram like crazy.

The DCs seem to be doing okish settling into childcare but their routines are disrupted so they are more clingy than normal.

I know in a few weeks time, things will settle into a new routine and we will be fine but I am just finding this part so damn hard.

Please hold my hand.

susiegrapevine Sat 13-Oct-12 15:25:14

Bless you I have non stressful job (go to work for a rest from dc's) am on maternity leave again with dc2 so I know how I felt when I went back to work very anxious. Did your work not organise kit days for you to go in throughout maternity tho so you did not have a years worth of stuff to catch up on? Anyway regardless. You will be fine. You have 2 dc's that is more stressful and full on that any job. Good luck. Holding you hand.

eagerbeagle Sat 13-Oct-12 17:10:05

Thanks susie, I'm having a bit of a wobble as the day approaches. Just wish DH was here to lean on a bit. He's back tomorrow thankfully.

I have had a few KITs. Organised by me and at my insistence, so I know broadly what's going on but I will need to get into the detail on several very complex projects very fast which is freaking me out a bit.

I know that it should be fine after the intense first few weeks but I think I am just knackered and not feeling prepared as a result. I need to don my big girl pants and just brazen it out.

APipkinOfPepper Sat 13-Oct-12 17:17:52

I'm on maternity leave with DC2 at the moment, won't be going back till next year, but wanted to offer another hand to hold! I'm sure you'll be fine once you start back, thinking about it is probably worse than doing it, iyswim.

eagerbeagle Sat 13-Oct-12 17:20:21

Thanks susie, I'm having a bit of a wobble as the day approaches. Just wish DH was here to lean on a bit. He's back tomorrow thankfully.

I have had a few KITs. Organised by me and at my insistence, so I know broadly what's going on but I will need to get into the detail on several very complex projects very fast which is freaking me out a bit.

I know that it should be fine after the intense first few weeks but I think I am just knackered and not feeling prepared as a result. I need to don my big girl pants and just brazen it out.

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