I have been a SAHM since DS was born in April. The transition has been difficult for me for many reasons, mostly because I feel like I abandoned a career I was really starting to love. However, I love being a SAHM. I always have the opportunity to do part time work, and DS would stay with either my MIL or DH if he was home from work (he gets out at 2pm, so I could definitely work afternoon hours). However, I am still mostly BFing, and I struggle with the idea of missing milestones and things like that. I am currently planning on starting some part time work (2 full days a week) when DS turns 1. Financially, we could probably swing it so that I could stay home full time even longer, but we're on a tight budget. I do miss our old lifestyle where we didn't think twice about spending money for vacations, shopping, etc., so extra money would put us back in that place, but it's not completely necessary. Besides money, I miss the interaction with other adults.
This is really a struggle for me, so I'm curious what all of you have BTDT feel about going back to work. Was it worth it?