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July 5th, 2012, 09:51 AM
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When does your maternity leave end? Are you looking foward to going back to work or dreading it? Will baby go to daycare or stay with dad or someone else?


I went back to work last week and I was dreading it but mainly because Jacob was not sleeping very good and was still not doing that great drinking out of the bottle. He goes to a daycare and he has done remarkeably well. I thought he would have a really hard time but he's doing great. He's still not doing that great drinking out of the bottle but seems to be okay. They hold him all day which he loves.
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July 5th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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I go back to work August 13th. Not looking forward to it, but do look forward to. A paycheck again! I will have taken a total of 13 weeks off. Both of my kids will go to daycare mon-thurs once I am back at work at DH had Fridays off.
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July 5th, 2012, 11:39 AM
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July 5th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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I start back at the beginning of August and I am dreading it. I have finally found a new "daycare" but I'm nervous about how Jake will do. He was used to a center with lots of kids and this will be an at home where his only playmate will be his "cousin" Olivia. I just really hope he is happy there. I think Jax will be fine, especially the first month or so. I'm just so nervous about him getting what he needs. My best friend had an at home that she found out after the fact was just putting her baby in a jumperoo all day. ACK! I'm a bundle of nerves.

It was so much easier with Jake. When I went back, he was at the daycare at my school. I went to breastfeed twice a day and knew I could check on him anytime I needed to. Now, I'm starting a new job, worried about pumping at work and being able to keep my supply up and also have enough time to get my work done.

Sorry this turned into such a vent! I'm clearly a mess over this!
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July 5th, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Dawn I'm sorry that your so nervous about it. i was the same way when I started Jackson in daycare, but thankfully it turned out wonderfully and I'm sure yours will also. Pumping at work can be hard but I know you'll manage. I have been doing really good so far and my supply hasn't weakened at all. In fact it seems to have increased since I went back to work.
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July 5th, 2012, 07:52 PM
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I went back to work when Kaelan was 2 and half weeks old... This was WAY too early I see now...I miss him so much at work these days.. He doesnt go to daycare , dh is a SAHD but I have hated it the past couple of weeks for some reason it has started to bother me ALOT... Sigh..; Hoping it passes

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July 7th, 2012, 07:57 PM
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I just started back on Thursday. 3 days a week the girls are with dad until 2 then day care till 430 when I pick them up. I am depressed about having to go back. I am already thinking of cutting back to part time.
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July 9th, 2012, 02:18 AM
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I officially start August 20th. So not ready to go back!
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July 9th, 2012, 07:30 AM
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july 25 that will be 11 weeks and 6 days since she was born. I'm so sad it makes me sick to think about leaving her and its only 3 days a week. 3 long days though. I leave for work at 6 and don't get home until about 8. My mom, DH, and my MIL and her sister will all be keeping her. No daycare plans yet.
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