I would like to find a new job closer to home now bub is here, so I started looking and put some applications in last week. The recruitment process normally takes a fair while, but I got a call to go for an interview next week!
Bub is only 7 weeks old and I was planning to return to work in another 3 months, but obviously a new employer would want someone to start sooner than that.
I know it would only be a couple of months difference to when I would have to be going back to work anyway, but it's hard to think about putting bub in daycare at only a few months old.
I feel like a bad mum for considering sacrificing the limited time I can have at home with my daughter for a new job prospect whilst she is so young. The new job offers slightly more money and the commute is significantly less, which means overall she'll spend less time in daily care than if I was to return to my current position.
I guess I'm just wanting to hear experiences from mums that had to go back to work sooner than you would have liked to? How do you deal with the guilt of leaving a young baby in the care of others?
Please no comments on missing out on milestones, etc. I am very aware of this, but unfortunately have no choice but to return to work.