I have been a SAHM for 7 years (I have three kids). My youngest is 2 and I just started feeling the need to go back to work. So, I found a great job in my field working part-time (20-32 hours a week). I accepted the job last week, will start in 3 weeks. And today, after feeling funny this morning, took a pregnancy test. And it was POSITIVE!!!
Of course I know how babies are made, and my DH and I weren't using precaution. Partly because we've been undecided about a 4th child and partly because it was so dang hard getting pregnant with the first three (fertility treatments) that I *assumed* it would happen easily. We got pregnant 1.5 years ago with a 4th and lost it at 13 weeks. We tried for about 9 months after that and then just sort of moved on.
So I am freaking out a bit here. I stayed home full time with my first three and....what am I supposed to do? Seriously?? RIght now I get pregnant? As soon as I get a job offer?
I'm putting this is working parents because if I wasn't just offered a job I'd figure I'd be home for another couple of years. But I WANT this job. Of course I hadn't factored in working it with a 7yo, 5yo, 3yo and NEWBORN!