I'm heading back to work in 3 weeks and am already extremely anxious about leaving my clingy almost 11 month old DS.
I'll be doing 3 days/week and bub will be looked after by MIL.
DS is a massive mummy sook and even DP struggles to deal with him, Settling/sleeping/calming are all done by me otherwise he just loses the plot and gets so worked up.
We have literally not been apart for more than 3 hours at a time.
We're also having a tough time with his sleep and are waiting to get into Karitane, although we're quickly running out of time so I'm also worried we'll miss out.
The in-laws have been off travelling for the last few months to make the most of their freedom before taking on DS so he hasn't spent a huge amount of time with them, but they're now back home.
My question is, how should we proceed from here?
Obviously he needs to spend more time with them, but do we have enough time to build up to a full day without pushing DS too much?
Have you been in the same situation and it ended up being ok?
I have a knot in my stomach thinking about all of this.
Sorry this is a bit long and thanks so much for your help!