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Back to work - it will be ok, won't it?

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lchats Sun 30-Dec-12 18:57:52

First day back to work on wed after a year off Still on mat leave with dd after a year off and due back to work on Wed. Im ready to join the adult world but feeling really apprehensive and very sad about leaving her 4 days a week... Just looking for words of encouragement to get me through new year without too many tears...

tazmo Tue 01-Jan-13 22:06:48

Will be fine - kids love nursery and playing with other kids. Good network as they grow up. Plus kids don't stay babies forever so you need to have a life post kids. I have to go back beg feb after dd3. Gr8 u could take the year off. I've only managed 7 months this time due to finance : o (

matana Tue 01-Jan-13 22:24:52

You will be fine and will survive, though you will have ups and downs. Going back wasnt as bad as I feared, but there are still times I get sad, like now when i've spent so much time with DS over Christmas. I went back last August and DS is now 2. I had some tears tonight at the thought of missing him tomorrow, though I'm looking forward to the break. Toddlers are hard work!

letsgetreadytoramble Wed 02-Jan-13 09:29:03

I'm sure you'll be fine - my little one thrives on other people's company and I know that he's going to enjoy being around other children while I'm at work. You'll probably notice a positive difference in your child. It will get easier, buy yourself a treat at lunchtime to help you get through the day x

lchats Wed 02-Jan-13 23:09:12

Hi all thx so much for the lovely messages - well we survived day 1 and as you all said the antcipation is worse than the reality I still feel sick about tom and the next day buy not nearly as badly. Work was ok could to be using my brain again although really tired now and b she was ok too, cried a lot but had more moments of happiness at nursery and gave me a big smile when I went and collected her. She is with my mum tomorrow so hopefully they will both enjoy that. Not sure it's going to be great but I can see we will
Manage think I'll be mess for next week!
Why do we have to make so many compromises and suffer so many hardships (I.e bfeeding!) as a mum!

Tolly81 Thu 03-Jan-13 10:51:41

Well done ichats glad to hear all went well. I'm using a mixture of grandparents and nursery for childcare too. Dd will be going to my mums one day then my MIL coming here another day. I'm just a tiny bit freaked out about having MIL in my house without me though! Worried she might clean (which would make me feel bad) or poke through out stuff....!

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