Hey ladies - not sure if this is just a vent, but feel free to chime in with any suggestions, advice, etc..
I have a job lined up to start June 1st. Back when I learned about the job (in the fall), I totally thought I'd be fine and even happy to go back to work by that point. But, as it gets closer (way to fast!), I'm starting to dread having to start. I'm worried/stressed about so many things.
Evan won't be starting daycare until August 1st. The person who will be my boss knows this and says he's okay with me working from home the first couple of months. The problem is I have no idea how I'm going to get any work done! I think about our days now, and there are maybe a couple of 30-60 minute periods where I can get anything done during the day. Sure, he'll be a couple months older than he is now, but it's not like I can just expect him to play by himself all day! LOL! At the same time, I DON'T want to have to put Evan into daycare earlier than I absolutely have too. I am thinking about getting a mother's helper or something for June/July, but haven't really looked into it yet.
I'm really wishing I could have taken a full year off (normal in Canada) and not start until October or November. The problem is the job has a LOT of stuff going on in Sept./Oct., so they want (need?) someone to start in the summer to start planning for the Fall.
While I'm wishing for stuff, at this point I wish I didn't have to go back to work at all, or maybe just work part-time or something. It breaks my heart that we will have to leave Evan at a daycare. I know, I know...millions of other people do it, and I'm sure it will be fine. But, I still feel really sad about it.
Ladies that have gone back to work - tell me good things about it! Tell me good things about daycare! Has anyone hired a mother's helper to be around the house during the day? Anyone working from home? HELP!!