Going Back to Work
Going Back to Work
Leaving your new baby with someone else while you go back to work or school can be heartbreaking.
I know, I’ve been there. It would have been wonderful to stay home a little longer, but duty called and I had to go back to work.
Whether you go back to work after 4 weeks, 8 weeks or 12 weeks it's like ripping off a Band-Aid, you just gotta do it. It hurts at first, but then you'll be ok.
So friend, Just like you got through the pain of childbirth, you will also get through this pain of going back to work!
Here are some tips to help get you through the first few weeks:
1. Know that you’re going to be tired. Childbirth is hard work, you’ve hardly had any sleep, and your sweet baby woke you up at 3:00 am. Yes, you’ll be tired. Miraculously though, our bodies somehow manage to function on a fraction of the sleep we used to need!
2. Choose great childcare. You have to trust and have faith that your baby is in great hands. Whether it’s a day care, a family member or a friend, choose wisely and you’ll be relieved that your baby will be fed, changed, kept safe and loved!
3. Keep a picture of your baby with you. Put it on your desk, in your purse or in your pocket and look at it throughout the day. If you want to talk to and kiss the picture, I won’t judge!
4. Talk about your baby to coworkers. Who cares if they don’t want to hear about a messy diaper or how many teeth they’re cutting. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to hear about how much you love your baby?! It’s always great to hear a love story. If they won’t listen, call me, I’ll listen!
5. Enjoy the feeling of excitement and happiness that you feel every time you come home to your baby!
There’s no other feeling like it!
Have a great day!
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