Legal Assistant at a Criminal and Family law firm. But will quit before the baby is born. Realistically we cannot afford to pay 2000+ in day care a month. It's 1200 to send just my son and even with the 10% discount you get for a second baby it's not really worth me to keep working.
We are currently trying to figure out how long I will actually be working. I am having an extremely hard time being away from my son right now. I want to leave work in the next month or so. To spend some time with him in his last months as an only child. DH wants me to work till October, but I am worried that at that point I will be having complications again and be on bed rest. So torn because Stetson LOVES LOVES LOVES daycare. Any suggestions? We can't afford part time with me not working and my boss won't let me cut my hours.
Last edited by Lil Momma 1991; 07-02-2013 at 09:03 AM.
I work as a high school secretary in an alt ed/technical high school. I LOVE my job. I will definitely be staying. I also have super fantastic health insurance and a union that will guarantee my job is safe while I'm out We also have a great daycare/pre-school in the same building, so when baby is 2 or 3, (s)he can come here with me for the day.
Tom's hours are good, and he has plenty of space for extra time off (he's a professor at Cornell), so I know he'll be spending some baby and daddy time alot instead of paying for full time day care, until his hours pick back up full swing in the fall.
I teach Peds/OB nursing. Overall I really do love my job. My hours are one extreme or the other..... either a very flexible day or a completely inflexible day. Not a lot of in between. But overall, I have good flexibility.
DH is a lawyer, which actually kinda sucks because the financial strain of maintaining a small business is ridiculous. He pays for his own insurance, so I carry DD and myself. There's no way we could afford to privately pay for an entire family.
I will continue working, because the flexibility is good, and I do get 2 weeks off at Christmas that doesn't come out of my vacation. I love being a nurse AND a teacher, it fills a lot of personality needs for me. I love taking care of sick children and their families, and teaching gives me the opportunity to do that without having to staff at a hospital and be stuck working weekends, nights, and holidays. This is kinda the best of both worlds. I just wish we had summers off, but we teach 12 months a year.
I am considering returning part time to school for my doctorate. The school I want to attend starts a new cohort every summer, so that would put me starting with the baby being about 5 months old. I'm not sure if it would be too much or a good diversion from the overwhelming "mama mama mama" that comes with a new baby's needs and a preschooler's needs. It would give me a good excuse to get a sitter and have a few hours a day to myself....... hmmm...... a thought!
I am home with DS during week. Some weekend days a month, I'm an occupational therapist at hospital and rehab center working with adults. I help rehabilitate people with their daily activities following surgery, illness, or injury (stroke, etc).