Yesterday was a big day in our family's history. I took a big leap and quit my job. I was scheduled to return from maternity leave in a few days but I just couldn't do it. Once I figured out child care expenses for all three kids, add in my commuting and gas costs and it just wasn't worth it.
I was also having a really hard time committing to putting the baby in daycare. My other two were older when they started and I had no problems sending them. In fact, I absolutely adore the daycare they went to and remain friends with most of their teachers. I'm starting to wonder if it's because this is our last baby. I'm feeling more sentimental over the little things.
While I'm really nervous about not working - I've never not worked, I've had a job of some sort since I was 16 years old and babysat regularly before that since I was 13. I'm super excited to be able to stay home with the baby and be there for the bigger kids after school. I'm really letting go and putting my faith in the fact that this will all work out.
Has anyone else made this transition? How did it work out for you?