I need some advice on realistically returning to work after ds is born. DH and I own our own company...I run the office/accounting parts and dh and another employee runs the field work etc. We're pg with our first baby due in October. I have an assitant that works 20 hrs per week in the office with me and she has been a major blessing this pregnancy allowing me to get some extra rest and not have to push as hard as I normally do.
The problem is there is a good chance that she is moving and/or we may have to let her go for financial reasons. I'm hoping neither is the case...but again right now its a strong possibility. On a normal day I don't have to have her anymore, thanks to some changes we've made in billing/scheduling etc. (I mean having her here is nice..but not necessary.) Things are going much smoother and I'm currently having a hard time finding stuff for her to do.
I was planning on taking at least 6 weeks completely off once I had the baby, so that I could take time to adequately heal, get BFing well established and ease back into being in the office FT.
Now that not having my assistant is a strong possbility...I was wondering other peoples thoughts on how quick can I realistically be back in the office? DH can do alot of what I do...but I am really afraid of overwhelming him and him trying to do it all...hubby, daddy, field work and office manager. I can work from home some which will help take some of the pressure off hubby, but I also don't want to short change our little one either. I know how critical those first few weeks are and really want to honor that time as well.
I'm sorry for the long rambling post...I guess mostly I just need to see what other peoples thoughts are on when I can be back "doing it all."
Thanks in advance.