(Closed) Back to work and so tired!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 My only advice is Hang In There!!!!!! I remember going back to work the first time. My baby was super colicy. My husband and I got zero sleep. I remember I would cry in the car every morning from feeling so guilty for leaving him yet so relieved to not hear the crying. Does leaving your baby get easier? Sad to say but emotionally no, BUT it does get better. You start to get more comfortable with the idea.

 Believe it or not, your body will get used to being sleep deprived. My “baby” who is going on 3 years old STILL won’t sleep totally through the night. You just get used to it. It feels like it takes forever but it does happen. Really hun, just hang in there. To me, the infant stage was the hardest. I’m in the terrible twos right now and would rather have this. Good Luck!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Aww, poor thing!  I’m part time and going back full time now that little man is 4 months.  I’ve heard putting something you slept on near his crib will help the transition.  I know you said you are breastfeeding, but maybe your hubby can still take a shift, or take a shift during the evening while you nap.  For awhile, my husband would do that, and it helped.  Now we are both tired, so we need to figure something out, lol.  (Of course, I always tell my hubby “at least you can have tons of caffeine”!)

Also, I was just reading that a lot of babies have sleep regressions anyway near 4 months, but it can be anywhere 3-5 months, so maybe that would’ve happened anyway?

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