Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Swimming in the cauldron of rebirth
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You can do it.
The first few weeks back are very hard.
But once you get into a routine, it gets easier.
For me, the hardest thing is feeling sooo tired when I get home, but still wanting to be "on" for ds.
Seeing his little face light up when I walk through the door is a huge help... He is 13 months now and can express himself better.. and that makes it so much easier.. getting affection from him, seeing how happy he is to be with mom.. and that will come for you in time too, soon.
At work, I remind myself constantly that I am doing it for HIM. That I am trying to make our lives better.
Also.. you will need to take very good care of yourself.
And that's hard, especially because you may feel like you are already taking time away at work.. so you want to spend every other minute mothering..
At least that's how I felt.. but I am now allowing myself time at the gym after work.. because I was burning out doing nothing for myself.
It'll be ok, it really will.