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The fist sign was the extreme moodiness. The second sign was the sleeplessness and restlessness. The third sign (and this is a big one) was baking and EATING almost a FULL tray of brownies. (They did taste good, but I felt pretty bad about it!) Initially I didn’t see all the signs and put it together. Today I went to work to pick up some things and I was literally shaking. These CAN’T be good reactions to going back to work!
In less than 3 weeks I have to return to work. I’m looking forward to the money and I love my job! I’m COMPLETLY freaking out about leaving Babyface. I don’t know how moms do it. Especially the mom’s who have to go back to work after 12 weeks. I’ve had 7 months and I don’t know if it’s enough. I never pictured myself facing this dilemma as I’ve always maintained the idea that I’m working girl and not a stay-at-home-mom.
Will Babyface resent me for working? Will she miss me as much as I’ll miss her? Will I resent Husband? Will I be a better teacher now that I’m a parent? Am I off the career track? Have I lost my pace? Will I miss out on developmental milestones? Will I resent the person who witnesses them before me? Can I balance work and a baby? Is there room and patience enough in my life for both? When I go back to work will I be more like I was before the baby? Will I like or recognize that person? Should this be so hard?
My name is Jennifer Wiegert. First and foremost, I am mother to Julia, age 2 1/2 and JoeJoe, age 11 months. I’ve been married to my college sweetheart, Joseph for five years. Currently, I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past year. This position will come to an end when I return to teaching in December. Since I have been home, I created a class for toddlers called Lil’ Tots. It’s a class that creates a fun educational experience for toddlers through reading, crafts, and movement activities. In my spare time (when I can find some) I enjoy photography and writing. I even tried (unsuccessfully) to have a children’s book published.
I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY College at Buffalo. I earned my Master’s Degree through an on-line program at Lesley University in Technology in Education. By trade, I am an elementary school teacher. I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher and figured it was what I was meant to do because it came so naturally. That is, until I had children and I realized that they are the reason for my being. I absolutely love being a mom and it is my greatest achievement!