(Closed) What will be your work situation after the baby is born?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Darling Husband and I will be TTC this fall.  We are lucky enough to have my mom generously offer to watch any children while we continue to work (she was a Stay-At-Home Mom for my brother and I).  However, if this were not the case, we’d have to either put off children for at least 6+ years (for hopeful raises/better jobs/student loans paid off more in order to afford daycare) or Darling Husband would have to quit his job to take care of the kid(s), since I am the “breadwinner” of the family. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I will have mat leave (or mat +paternity leaves) for 12 months, with probably 2 extra months a little before the mat leave and then after so potentially 14 months off, but then baby will have to go into daycare! My Mom is only mid-40’s (she had me young!) and DH’s retired Mom who would likely love to look after him/her is halfway across the country…..so daycare it is! There is a great day care at my place of employment (where I went when I was a wee one!) or there are two great home daycares in our current neighbourhood we will also consider.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I will put my baby in daycare and go back to work about 2 months after the baby is born

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I will be taking at least 12 weeks off after the baby is born in August (up to 16 weeks) then will go back 20-24 hrs/week depending on how my job share is divided. The three days I work our baby will be in a family daycare near our home. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Not pregnant yet, but Darling Husband and I will probably start TTC in early 2013 – I’ll be a Stay-At-Home Mom and probably go back to school (online) during that time.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My last day of work is next Friday (unless baby decides to show up earlier) and I’ll be going back to work on July 1. My husband is a teacher, so he’ll be home with the baby full-time until he goes back to work in September. So, the baby will go into day care in September or October (my mom might take a month off to watch the baby to extend her time home).

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are going to start TTC in the fall, and right now the plan is for me to stay home for a year. I get 3 months paid leave, then I’ll quit and stay home. H makes more than double what I make, and what I make would barely cover the cost of daycare. We’ll see how we feel and how finances are after the (hypothetical at this point) baby is a year and at the point I might look for a new job, or we could just start on number 2. I’ll probably change careers for something with more flexbile hours after number is in preschool. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

is better said than done… like yeah i take a few weeks and leave baby in daycare but you get so attach and i don’t know about ya’ll but until my baby learns how to talk and tell me things i won’t put her in a daycare…these days you can’t trust any one with newborns..but yeah i’m waiting for mine to be at least one and can point and try to say things….she’s 7 months now and i haven’t missed anything from her first smile to her now trying to grab everything and saying DaDda..

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We will be TTC in September, but when I do I will be off on my leave, then return to work and our moms will take care of the baby when I’m at work. On FI’s week off he will have the baby and our moms will get some days off lol .  Luckily we won’t have to spend money on any daycare. Thank God for our mommies!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m already a Stay-At-Home Mom so I will just keep staying home but after all of the kids are in school I plan to either go back to school myself for Child Development or get a part time job so I have something to keep me busy.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I own my own business and work from home, so it’s a little bit easier for me. I am an event planner so most of my work is on the weekend when Darling Husband isn’t working. I will have some meetings at night that I may have to enlist the help of baby sitters for, but I’m going to try not using any daycare for at least the first 2-3 years.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I went on bedrest exactly a month before my son was born. I went back to work when he was almost 8 weeks. I’m very grateful Darling Husband can work from home, so DS stays with him during the day. My office is close enough that I can pump in the morning, bring it home, breastfeed him at lunch and get home at a decent hour. But I still wish I had more time during the week with him! 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We aren’t TNTT right now but the plan is for me to be a Stay-At-Home Mom. If we were to have to put our future child in daycare half my paycheck if not more will go to daycare, so its much easier and less expensive to just stay home :). 

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