With my daughter, i went back to work when she was 9 months. I worked overnight then eventually started morning classes at a trade-school for medical assistant. My hours were 10:30-6:30 am then back door that with 8am to 12 classes. I would come home and Artemis would still be asleep so i would catch a nap and wake up a little after she did. When i would wake and try to spend time with her she was so distant and at times would cry for MY mother who was caring for her while i worked and went to school. I felt like "well i guess i just carried you right? I'm working for you!! my baby doesnt know who i am!" but of course my precious baby girl didn't understand how heartbroken and depressed i was becoming. after i finished school , a year later. i promptly quit my job and stayed home to spend time with her. Now here we are another year later and I'm expecting my 2nd child (due Dec.17) and i have started working again. Artemis(3yrs) and i are inseparable!!! My new hours are 3 days out of the week 7-7. Im worried, is that enough off time for her? Am I freaking out on my own that she will be so mad at me that im working? And then not only am i back at work but when the baby comes then what? arrrrgh how will i balance this out. I dont want her to feel like ive forgotten her or dont spend enough time... Please fellow working moms help me help myself and my home.View Thread
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