I have 1 DS who is 14 months old and am currently 3 months pregnant with #2. I work 10 hour shifts, Monday thru Thursday then have Friday thru Sunday off every week. After DS was born I took 8 weeks off completely, then worked 8 weeks at 1/2 time before returning to full time. The first few weeks back at work were hard, but then I really started enjoying the part time schedule! 5 hours a day for 4 days a week was the perfect amount of time to get a little break, have some "me" time, but still have most of the day and then the 3 day weekend to spend with the baby. I had another adjustment period when I went back to full time but now I enjoy that too! I think part of what made it so easy is that my mom watches my DS M-W so I don't need to "worry" about him while I'm gone, then we have a great nanny that comes to our house on Thursday's and I've cut down to a 7 hour shift for that day.
When the new baby comes we'll be sending both kids to daycare, although hopefully its going to work out that the daycare provider is my best friend. I know she'll send me text messages and updates and take great care of the kids... but I keep wondering if it will be harder because now I'll be leaving TWO babies, or if it will be easier because I'm already "used" to it? What was your experience?