I was wondering if there was anyone who has gone through a similar situation as I am in. My daughter just turned 1 and I have to work full-time. My commute is 2 hours round trip so I'm away from her for 12 hours a day. Side note, it's not possible for me to get a job closer because secretaries in my town don't make nearly the amount of money I'm making up here. I'm very fortunate to have my mom take care of her during the day for me since I definitely couldn't find anyone who loves her more than her grandma. My problem, however, is that I feel extremely guilty being away from her for so long. She was conceived through IVF and that is the only way I can conceive so until we have our second child, I have to keep working so we have the insurance through my job that covers infertility. I'm hoping to one day be able to do at home medical transcription. Just last week she started showing signs of wanting grandma more. I went to take her from my mom's arms and she turned away from me and acted as if she didn't want to come to me. Then when I was holding her, she reached back to grandma and started fussy a little bit. This didn't last long but it made me feel pretty bad. Since she was 2 months old, I have taken her to a music class so we have that mommy time together and I'll be taking her to story hour at night at the local library this summer. Have any of you had to be away from your children and now that they are older still are well adjusted and you are close to each other? It wasn't as hard being away from her when she was younger, but now that she is becoming more aware of things and starting to have separation anxiety (if I leave the room and daddy is holding her she will sometimes cry which I'm sure makes him feel just as bad as it did me), I feel like she is going to start missing me or be sad or something since I have to be away so much. Any suggestions or encouragement would be very welcomed. Thanks in advance.
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