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Going back to work and getting the 'fear' about leaving DS!

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DirtyDancing Sun 04-Jan-15 22:13:25

It's just hit me tonight! I'm going back to work in a few days and I suddenly feel so sad about leaving my little man. He's with Grandparents as well, so people he knows very well, but it's making me feel sick. I do trust them, but I can't shake the feeling that they are not me, and only I can keep my boy safe. I'm being irrational I know but I've hardly left his side for a year.

The actual work side of thing I feel fine about but I'm going to miss him terribly.

Tell me it gets easier. I'm sitting here crying again! Oh dear I need to just get on with it don't i? Millions of women have to do this every day!! blush

NeedaDiscoNap Sun 04-Jan-15 22:19:21

No advice DirtyDancing but I'm feeling the same - although I'm not back to work for 6 weeks, I already feel miserable about it! Can't bear the thought of leaving my DD.

Sorry this is not helpful! But wanted to let you know you are not alone... flowers

Smitten1981 Sun 04-Jan-15 22:20:25

Snap, I'm back tomorrow and it's just hit me. I feel sick about it. I'm sure we'll get used to it after a while.

moomin35 Sun 04-Jan-15 22:24:32

Be thankful you can leave him with grandparents, you're lucky.

DirtyDancing Sun 04-Jan-15 22:44:20

Thanks disco & smitten it does help to know I'm not the only one.

I do realize I am lucky, with the GPs that's why I mentioned it. But I don't feel any less sick at how much I will miss him confused

stressbucket1 Mon 05-Jan-15 09:07:57

I have a few week's left of mat leave with Dd2 and I feel sick about how much I will miss both of them! Having done it once before though I know it is hard at first but amazing how quick you get used to it and it makes your time with them more precious and enjoyable. I am trying to look on the bright side and think how lucky I am that I have had a year off ��

Sazorchard31 Mon 05-Jan-15 09:14:23

It's not as bad as you will be provided you are happy to be at work.

If you hate your job or don't want a career I expect you'll struggle more.

Good luck and be thankful they are with ddwebtstraight to a nursery ft but we all soon settled into the routine.

Good luck!

PumpkinPie2013 Mon 05-Jan-15 09:37:50

Aww, I went back to work full time in August when my ds was 9 months old. I remember feeling exactly the same.

He goes to nursery full time and even though the nursery is outstanding I felt that they wouldn't possibly look after him properly.

It is hard at first but it does get easier and you soon get into a routine.

My ds loves nursery, I enjoy my job (most of the time wink) and I feel like I got a bit of 'me' back when I returned.

I do miss ds and love the evenings and weekends with him but work is a nice change, a chance to use my skills and finish a cup of tea while it's hot!

Good luck!

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