I'm a working mom. I'm a special education teacher. I work with students with emotional/behavioral disorders, so it is sort of more of a life calling for me than a "job".
I stayed home for a year with my first, and staying home just wasn't for me. I got back into teaching, and now here I am expecting my second. I built a really good behavioral program for high school students .... so I'm pretty focused on my job and my ... "ambitions?" but now that I'm pregnant, I know what you mean. I just care about being pregnant. It is difficult to balance when your whole being is consumed with the little baby in your belly!
I think my job is a little different, too, because I work shortened hours and have fall, spring, and summer breaks. I work 8:30-3:30 so that is good times, too, to still have time to spend with my son. When I am off school he is with me; we don't put him in daycare or anything like that.
I don't think I could have went back to work when I did if I didn't have an extremely good placement for him when I did. I don't know what I'll do when the second baby is born to be honest!