When I had my youngest daughter in 2012, I stayed home for 10 weeks before returning to work.
And when it was time to go back, I definitely wasn't ready to leave her.
The only thing that made it easier was that I had family who could watch my newborn baby, so I didn't have to worry about whether I could trust who she was with while I was gone.
I also counted myself lucky because I got paid – well, partially paid – for six of those weeks. And my husband was able to make up for my lost wages so I could take off another month.