Saturday, 3 November 2012

Going Back To Work Worries

I can't believe that it is November already this year has gone so so quick, Thomas is 5 whole months old already! This also means that I only have 3 and a bit months of maternity leave left until I have to go back to work and this upsets me so much, even though I will only be going back part time at first it still makes me so sad that I wont be seeing Thomas all day everyday.

It also worries me about him going in to nursery as he is such a mummy's boy if I'm out of sight too long he gets upset and it's a struggle for anybody else to settle him then, even people in our family find it difficult. Thomas is also quite a pain to get to have a nap during the day and again other people struggle to get him to settle even David does sometimes. I just keep picturing him at nursery screaming his head off all day! I know it wont be that bad and Thomas will soon get used to being there but the first couple of weeks just worry me like mad :(

I guess I am going to have to start leaving him with members of our family for a couple of hours a week and then build it up to a full day so that he gets used to being away from me.

I'd love to know your experiences of returning to work after maternity leave and how long it took your baby to settle in to nursery?


  1. I think you're right that getting them used gradually to being left with other adults will be really helpful for both Thomas and you. You'll be more comfortable if you know from experience he will be OK. Other things I would suggest are trying to get him as comfortable as possible with other people settling and feeding him.

  2. Well I was talking to my hubby about it the other day and he said I should start making sometime for myself and leaving Thomas with him for an afternoon because Thomas can be quite difficult for him too so hes never looked after him on his own for any long period of time x


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