Re: Creating a Schedule
Do everything you need to the night before so in the morning you only have to feed LO and change his diaper and do the small things to get ready. I put out my clothes, take a shower (no more makeup in the morning - too much work), make my lunch, get my pumping stuff together in its bag, get my work stuff together in its bag, have clothes ready for LO next to the changing table, have diaper bag ready and packed, breakfast food ready for me, etc..., etc...
As for missing him, I don't know what to tell you. People might think I'm a bad mom for saying this but my heart wasn't breaking when I went back to work. I think because the first month was really difficult for me and then I felt trapped in my house and kind of bored. I'm lucky that I work only 5-6 hours a day 4 days a week (this is full-time for my job) and LO is usually with DH at his office if he's not with me - with the exception of being with a babysitter in our apt for 6 hours/week. From what people have told me, the first day or two is horrible and then you will kind of get used to it. You could put little video clips of LO on your cell phone - you can see/hear him and you can show others how big he's getting! That's what I've done.
Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
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