I also strted to becme stay at home mum when I was 5mth preg. My job is also contract and during preg, body weak therfore didn't continue my contract. Anyway now still stay at home mum and wanted to go bck working when my son is 18mths. Let him go childcare is the choice not only having smeone to look after but also let him strt to learn to be independant without mummy around.
Unlucky for me, I not in good term with my mother in law and my mum working PT. So, I've been taking care of him all by myself ever since he's 2mnth. Is not an easy path to chose especially yur hub bz with his work and seldom lending his helping hand. Due to his shift work, i understand that he's tired but what about the mother whom almst 24hrs non-stop attending to the baby. I'm glad my son now is 13mths at least I could have more rest during the night and sometime having my own time in the day when he taking his nap.
So being a stay at home mum nwsaday is not that easy like the old kampong days whereby a big grp of family living together and helping each other.