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and I HATE it! I don't mind my actual job but the last three months have sucked, big time. I miss my son so much, I just want to cuddle him and watch him learn and grow and instead I'm stuck in a boring office, dealing with nasty divorces all day. Maybe it's what I see at work that makes it that much harder for me to be away from my own loving (albeit not problem free) home. I just signed up for school, going to work on getting my degree in graphic design so I can hopefully work from home in a couple years. DH isn't currently working, at least not regularly. He's working on and off on a temporary basis for a local company that is worth the wait once he does get hired on, I'm just horribly jealous of him getting to spend all day with Carter and me just picking up the mornings and evenings. I want to be doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, running errands, etc. My plan is to home school Carter and at this point, I don't see that happening and it breaks my heart.
Does it get any easier? Carter is 7 months old tomorrow and I've been working since right after he turned 4 months old. I hate pumping and the fact that I can't pump enough at work to keep him off formula. I hate that I don't get to choose what he wears everyday. That I don't get to see how he felt all day. That I have to rely on DH or one of my sisters (who watch him when DH is working) to tell me how he is that day. I just hate working so much right now.
Me - Coreena - 25
DH - Max - 30
DS - Carter - 8-17-11
ditto the above. I would say in some ways it gets easier. In other ways it doesn't.
The key is to maximize the time you have available to you, and to keep your eye on the prize. If you do get the opportunity to work from home, enjoy every second of your time with him...hopefully, you'll be able to do something with loads of flexibility so that you can manage both at home.
Becky, mommy to my Monkey Pie, Maggie (June 10, 2010)
I work from home and I count my blessings every single day. I think it's the perfect balance between career and family. I hope you can work that out. If not, I think it does get easier as your LO grows older and less dependent upon you.