:( Fmla Over

  1. i am so sad even my typing is blue. my fmla is over and i go back to work this weekend. i'm not ready to leave baby grace, she's just now getting really fun. she is smiling and laughing (even though it comes out more as a cough, but it is a laugh her whole face lights up when she does it). i keep telling myself that it is only three days a week and she will be asleep most of the time that i am gone and it is only the one day i have to sleep during the day that she will be at my moms or with my husband when it is the weekend so i can get up and nurse her when he is here. i only work two nights in a row. but the other thing is that my 8 year old daughter is singing this sunday at church and now she is upset that i won't be there. i can't believe how quick these 12 weeks went by.

    sorry to vent just need a shoulder to cry on. my husband just thinks i am hormonal.
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    Congrats on your precious blessing. Sorry FMLA is over - sounds like you have a solid plan in place though.
  4. by   compassion1
    (((((((Justhere))))))) God bless you with good plans so you can stay by your family as long as you can.
  5. by   Joe NightingMale
    Justhere, I'm sure it's a tough transition. I hope it goes well for you.
  6. by   CHATSDALE
    nothing wrong with being harmonal
    i know that you will establish a routine that lets you enjoy the best of both worlds, being a nurse and being a mom
  7. by   crissrn27
    Oh man, do I remember this. It is so tough at first. Just remember she will be in loving arms until you are back with her! You are so lucky to have Dad and Grandma be able to keep her! In another year or so you will be glad to go to work to get away from the craziness, lol.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Is there any way you can stay home?

    steph
  9. by   NurseyBaby'05
    I hear you about the baby just starting to be fun. I miss my ds when I'm gone. I went back when he was almost ten weeks old. I do weekends. It is nice to get out of "Mommy-mode" for a short while though. It's also good for kids to get Daddy time in too. Dh and ds are thick as thieves. When fil sees what a hands-on relationhip dh has with ds, he realizes what he missed out on with his kids. It was a different time then.
  10. by   Grace Oz
    I feel for you, it's not easy leaving our precious babies. ((((hug))))
  11. by   DDRN4me
    I soo understand what you mean; I had to go back to work when my girls were only 5-6 weeks old (no fmla back then) and it wasnt easy. But they both are strong independant young women; and i think we have a great relationship... even though i worked full time i always had time for them (we wont talk about the housework and dust bunnies that flourished)

    (((( Justhere))) hope the transition goes well for you.
  12. by   clemmm78
    I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Being in Canada, I just can't imaging going back to work when the babies are so young.
  13. by   Justhere
    Yep the tears flowed when I handed her over to her daddy tonight. I just hate being away from her. My eight year old just looked at me and said "Why are you crying." and daddy said "She'll be here in the morning." I just hate I'm not there. And it don't help I work in the Nursery. Everytime a baby cries I think about Grace and that I got to check on her. But then I remember it is not her.
  14. by   jnette
    Quote from Justhere
    Yep the tears flowed when I handed her over to her daddy tonight. I just hate being away from her. My eight year old just looked at me and said "Why are you crying." and daddy said "She'll be here in the morning." I just hate I'm not there. And it don't help I work in the Nursery. Everytime a baby cries I think about Grace and that I got to check on her. But then I remember it is not her.
    Now THAT would be the hardest part... OMG.. I don't think I could handle that. Bless your heart. (((hugs)))

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