How is it November already? thought I would get us started for the new month.
Working moms does it get better? And if it does get better does it actually move from better to good?
Sorry long spewing explanation for my question. Lucy starts part time day care next week. Took the recommendations from all of you who recently transition and I’ll be easing in by taking 1-2 days off each week for the first four weeks.
I’m not ready to go back. SO NOT READY. With my current job I’m away from home about 12-13hours a day and do email from home evenings and weekends. I don’t think this will change. My boss is not flexible and it’s just a demanding role. There is a job opening at the hospital that is 3 blocks from my house and across the street from day care. Like literally I could just stroll home from work with my baby in her carrier or eat lunch with her every day. It’s entry level and would be a significant cut in pay, but it would save a lot in other expenses (parking, downtown lunches, goodbye suits hello scrubs). I think we could swing it without doing anything super drastic but I feel like it would be such a career killer. To move from a prestigious hospital well into the career ladder to tiny community hospital at the bottom of the ladder makes me feel like I’m failing my former self. I back to school to get my masters and worked all those long hours to get somewhere and now I’m feeling like I’m throwing all that away. Now though the only thing I want to do is be with my baby. I’m scared to even apply because if I did the job I don’t think I could resist the temptation to take it. But I’m worried this is some sort of rough transition I just need to get through and don’t want to regret making such a big decision without even trying to “have it all”.
Me:38 DW:33 TTC History in Spoiler ***Trigger Warning*** Losses/Child Mentioned
Dx: My wife has no sperm and apparently my embryos aren't as good as they look 2016 * April IUI#1 - BFN * June IUI#2 - BFN * July IUI#3 - CP * Sept IVF#1 - 4 Retrieved & Mature, 4 Blasts. Fresh Transfer 1 - CP * November FET #1 - Transferred 1 Blast - CP 2017 Switched REs - Recurrent loss testing for me - all normal, remaining 2 frosties sent for PGS - both abnormal * April/May IVF#2: 9 retrieved, 8 mature, 7 fertilized, 7 blasts! Sent for testing - 2PGS Normals (0 remaining) * November IVF #3 12R, 8M, 6F, 4 blasts! - All 4 PGS normal! * November FET# 2 (Transfer a PGS normal from IVF#2) - BFP!!! 2018 DD born 8/20/18 20195PGS frosties ( 4 remaining) * September FET#3 (1PGS normal) - Beta#1: 139.7 Beta#2: 322.6