Hello Mamas, I'm trying to make a decision here and any input is appreciated!!
My DD is now 3 1/2 months. I love her dearly, and cannot imagine not being around her 24/7. But, reality is, I need structure, I need a schedule, and some extra income won't hurt!! So first I was thinking, get a job I could take DD with me to. Like maybe tellemarketing at a call center. I could set up a Pack N' Play, and nurse and hold her all the time. But then I thought, I won't really be able to focus on her, I'll have a job to do! So here's my question:
Is it better for her to be with me but possibly just have half my attention, and it's not like I could really take out time to play peek a boo with her or anything like that, or is it better for me to go to work and focus there and just hire a babysitter? (A thouroughly researched AP approved babysitter, of course!)
Do any of you Mamas work with your Babies? How do you do it? Is it possible? Do you feel it's better than another caregiver? Any stories/examples of how it's worked for you/hasn't worked for you are welcome!!