To me it isn't really so bad. With my hubby's job I can take more time off if I want and still have a job to come back to... but in all honesty I only want to take needed time off and not any more. I like working.
This is my first baby... so when I have her maybe my opinion will change.. I don't know. But my situation is different from many, due to the fact I can return to work and still take several breaks throughout the day to feed the baby... she won't be in the office with me.. but will only be a 2 minute walk away at home. My mom is going to be a great help. My baby will be her first grandchild and she just can't wait. She is thinking of stopping work to be a full time Yaya (Grandmom in greek).
I couldn't be more lucky. I told her that I was going to transfer money into her account weekly so she can have money of her own still.
My mom is the main reason I'd be moving from Florida to Maryland. She currently lives in Maryland and will only be coming down to Florida to help out with the baby until I get transfered up to Maryland. I was raised in Maryland so it won't be a huge life change or anything... and I find Maryland a much better place to raise a baby then Florida.. so all is good.. hehe.