Back at work and on my lunch hour I sometimes wander around the town and see people mums with their Dcs in buggies and carriers. I often think, that could be me and mourn the groups I can't go to with ds because I work that day. Anyone else in that position????
6 months back at work and I still think that. I work f/t so it's no baby groups for me any more - though I'm not sure whether that might actually be a blessing
I like to do what someone on MN suggested before I went back to work. If I see other babies, or think about DD, I make myself imagine what she would be doing that very moment and how much fun she will be having with DP or the CM. So if I see a baby grinning at something from their buggy, I think - I bet DD is doing that right now, how lovely that she is having some quality time and a good walk with her dad.
I clean a supermarket but the night premium makes it worthwhile. I don't sleep as much as I would like, a few hours in the afternoon and a few hours after dinner and before work. It's easy to adjust to the change in body clock
I feel jealous sometimes but remember, they never get a break from their dc and have all chosen to pay a big financial price being out of the workforce, plus depending on DH. Mind you, I had a clear conviction that I ought to work prior to dc and that helps, some people have a conviction the other way and that's fine. Can you take some holiday soon or a couple of days sick to be with dc? Sometimes a mini break/some time extra time together can help.
OP yes yes you could be me, last week was my first week back after maternity leave and I am feeling very sad to be out of the baby group cycle.
I see both sides. It has been nice to enjoy a cup of tea hot, to think quietly to myself for a minute, to pop out at lunchtime to do something sans baby and will be nice to have a bit of cash again.... but I'd rather be at a cheesy baby group with my ds any day!