QUITING WORK AFTER BABY COMES

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PREGNANT - December 19

THIS WILL BE MY 3RD CHILD.SHES DUE IN APRIL AND I HAVE PLANNED TO QUIT WORK.IM WORRIED HOW I WILL HANDLE MYSELF NOT BEING ON A SCHEDULE.IM SCARED ILL HAVE NO MOTIVATION AND ILL BECOME LAZY AND FAT!!! ITS REALLY STRESSING ME. ANYONE ELSE FEEL LIKE THIS

 

ouch - December 19

turn your caps lock off!

 

jane - December 19

I am about to have my first child, and I will not be working anymore after I have my child. I sometimes worry that I will get bored, but I have told myself that once I have my 2 kids, and they are both in school....I will probably start working again. Its important to me to be there for them when they are small.

 

erin - December 19

You might need a hobby for those times that the baby is sleeping, but the baby will have a schedule that will kind of determine yours. Sometimes it's hard not to be lazy but I try to make exercise a part of my schedule and it helps. Being at home with your small children is well worth being a bit bored sometimes!

 

Cabbie - December 19

I worked for the first year of my first child's life. I then was fortunate enought to quit and stay home with her and my second child. We are now expecting our third. I have never worked harder than I have as a stay at home mom. Your day will be very scheduled between naps, bottles, diapers, and chores. I have come up with a schedule for myself that works well. I have a personality that I will try to do it all in one day if I don't have a plan. I do laundry on specific days and clean house on a specific day every week.. I buy groceries, etc on a specific day. I have found this is how I manage to get it all done and still have the most time for my kids. When my kids nap, I am starting laundry or starting dinner or returning phone calls. You will be surprised at how fast your day goes and how scheduled you will be.

 

lucy - December 20

i really agree with u all and i'll do exactly like jane said.. im working full time now and my work is like 1 1/2 hrs away from home so i leave really early and come back home late.. i've been thinking that i wont have the time to see my little baby and have fun with him/her especially it's my first.. so my husband and I decided that i quit work at least when it's time for him/her to go to nursery then i can look for a part time job to make myself busy again.. and as erin said it would only be not busy when the baby is sleeping but then u can cook or pamper urself a little bit.. or if ur husband is at home at that time, u get to spend more time with him if ur lucky :) im glad that im not the only one who's planning to quit working so i feel a bit relieved (sp.) now :)

 

Tillie - December 20

I'm taking an *extended maternity leave*, which I think will result in an ultimate severing from my job, at least for the first few years of my baby's life. I just can't imagine spending my days away from it, though I know this is a luxury not all women can afford. My own mother worked full time and was always really tired when I was young. What seems to me most important, next to being with your baby, is maintaining some sort of life apart from it, too. Keeping some semblance of yourself and what you love to do (read, ski, play piano, whatever). This is definitely a worry of mine, too.

 

H - December 20

I am about to have my first and I am thrilled to be staying home! Try not to worry too much, you will develop a new schedule once everything settles down.

 

Cabbie - December 20

Hi, again. I am finding this post very interesting. I would love to keep this post going until tafter he babies are born. Maybe I am doing something wrong but even when my kids are sleeping I am soooo busy doing chores and other must dos. I have read one book in the last year. I read the new Harry Potter and managed to slip this in by getting up really early in morning before the kids rose and staying up til after midnight til I finished. I am very organized with my time and so I know I don't have a time management problem. I'm finding time to post right now as my pasta is boiling and my kids are playing hopscotch here in the bedroom with me. I also have a great husband who does more than his fair share of childcare, bathing, and house chores. I think this is so interesting!!!!! In my experience at being an at home mom, I can not get anymore done during the waking hours than I did when I worked full time with a child. Its absolutely crazy. Would trade it though!

 

Cabbie - December 20

Dear me, I meant I wouldn't trade it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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