OK. I'm starting to freak out a bit. I made plans early in this pregnancy (when I had clearly completely forgotten what it's like to be post partem and have a newborn and was feeling extra strong from tons of marathon training) to return to work two days a week 1.5-2 weeks after having a c-section. WTH was I thinking? I'm really not feeling confident about this now. The problem is, I don't see what I can do now except follow through. I also teach so I need to be standing and moving for long stretches of time. Also, I do NOT want to have to give the baby any formula so I will be juggling pumping for the first time also (I was home with my first two). I also live over an hour from work so I'm gone for a 12 hour stretch.
Meanwhile, I love my job. It is absolutely ideal for me. It suits my personality perfectly and is perfect in every way. There is no chance of getting another one like it in my area. I will also be off for the summer 8 weeks after the baby is born, so it's only temporary.
I hope this works out ok!