Working Mom - not for me

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Registered: 11-23-2005
Working Mom - not for me
Wed, 06-04-2008 - 12:40pm

Hi all, I'm new around here.

I had my son Brady 3 months ago and after 12 weeks of Maternity Leave, I am now back at my 2nd week of work.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 06-04-2008 - 2:51pm
I wouldn't like WOH if I had your schedule either.

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Wed, 06-04-2008 - 2:51pm

I'm not sure how this is a topic for a debate board, but I'm glad you are able to make a SAH lifestyle work if that's what makes you the most happy.


I'm a nitpicker, sorry...but "alas" was not the word you were looking for.

ETA: I wasn't very happy about being a WOHM 2 weeks into getting back after ML either. But then again I had PPD, thyroid problems and a colic baby, so life pretty much sucked all the way around!

Edited 6/4/2008 2:53 pm ET by dallastrigirl
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 06-05-2008 - 12:17am

First congrats on Brady! Second, different stuff for different people.

My typical day is.....get up at 5 a.m. breast feed son (who sleeps with me). Burp, change him, put on my work out gear. Go to our home gym, put baby in bouncy seat and run on tread mill for 35 mins while amusing baby.

Do push ups/ squats with baby giggling at me.

wake up DH, give him baby, make older twins breakfast. Get in shower, breast feed son again, leave for work.

Pump 3x a day when I'm away from home, nurse baby ever 3 hours when at home.

When I have to travel I bring baby and nanny.

its busy but I wouldnt trade it. So I guess to each their own right?

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 06-05-2008 - 5:30am

Congrats on the new baby.

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Registered: 07-11-2005
Thu, 06-05-2008 - 6:37am
Congrats on your little guy! I felt the same way when my son was small, I absolutely hated it. It just felt like I didn't have enough time with him and even though he was very well cared for by my mom, I wasn't happy. I left my job when he was six months old and even though I have
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Registered: 07-23-2003
Thu, 06-05-2008 - 10:53am

First I want to send congrats on the new baby.

Second, good luck with making it work for you.

Third, I have been doing a similar schedule since my now almost 5 year old was 3 months and you really don't miss the milestones.

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Registered: 04-18-2008
Thu, 06-05-2008 - 4:08pm
Sorry but I have never understood the insanity of getting up at ungodly hours of the morning to do workouts. I know people who do this, and they lose sleep and get more stressed out. To me, its not worth it. I'd rather save workouts for the evenings or for weekends. Fatigue and tiredness can cause weight gain and do more damage than missing a few workouts.
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Thu, 06-05-2008 - 6:17pm
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Registered: 06-05-2008
Thu, 06-05-2008 - 11:15pm

I soooo agree with you!!!

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 06-06-2008 - 6:54am

but everyone has a different metabolism too -- I can't workout in the evenigns or afternoons and I don't understand the 'insanity' of working all day coming home tired and then killing yourself for a workout. On the weeks I don't have Liza I'm up and out the door by 5:45 for my workout, back by 6;45 and to work by 7;45 -- and it actually wakes me up and does MORE for me than the extra hour of sleep. On the weeks Liza IS here I can't do that obviously so we walk in the evenings -- it's still physical activity but not at the level I'd like but a good compromise.

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