I’m going back to work…

“The 6th of April” my boss said on the phone.
The date we worked out and agreed on. But my heart still sank. One month until I have to leave my little boy.

Now, don’t get me wrong I know I am incredibly lucky to have spent this much time off with my little person as he will be 9 months once I go back to work. Also, I LOVE my job. I really do. I work in an animal referral centre that also doubles as an emergency vet. It is safe to say it keeps me on my toes and that is exactly what I need whilst working or quite frankly I would get bored. Plus, it is going to be good to have some adult company.

I am also lucky to have an amazing family support network around me so I don’t need to pay for daycare and I am INCREDIBLY, RIDICULOUSLY lucky I get to go back to work part-time instead of full, with the support of my partner. Not everyone has that luxury.

But, I can’t help but get this sinking feeling I am missing out on my little one. I am terrified I am going to miss his first steps or his first word. I know I’m just being silly and we have our whole lives together. But, has anyone else felt like this before going back to work? Or does anyone have any top tips on returning after a baby? Please leave a comment and let me know!

For now I’m just going to soak up every moment of the rest of my maternity leave with maxxie and make every second count!

Toots x

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Hi, I'm Toots, 26. Animal Managment graduate, swing dancer and mother.

4 thoughts on “I’m going back to work…

  1. Mine are now teenagers and I even though I’ve mostly worked full-time I don’t feel like I’ve missed out on anything. My tip is focus on trying to get flexible working hours as time goes on so that you always get to pick them up from school at least once a week, attend school plays etc. You’re ages from that stage though 🙂 so at the moment just spending time with him at bedtime reading stories is important. Life has a good way of not letting you miss those special moments like first steps etc. Good luck

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  2. My Mum worked when I was small. Back then, my grandma looked after me until Mum got home. Families are often living further apart these days, so that doesn’t happen so much. I’m sure it will be fine. Technology helps now.
    Thanks for following my blog, and best wishes to you and your family.
    Pete.

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  3. When my boss returned to work, she cried all the first day back. She was fine afterward. Her son was fine from the start. They’re both doing well now. Your feelings are natural, but they will get better as you see that your little sweetie is doing fine.

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