Hi preggo mummies as well as mummies here,
I am giving birth mid Oct and seriously wondering if I can cope when bub arrives. My mum plans to come to help me but plan is changing as she has other commitments towards my bro and sis children back in her country.
Dh only has 5 days paternity leave and he has used up his leave for our holiday. He has only been 6months in this new job. We have DS who is turning 7 when bub arrives. I had help with DS so really uncertain about not having help with new bub.
Just wondering what your thoughts are about doing it myself. I thought of catering food (i used one in my first trimester) so I need not worry about cooking. And also probably getting a part time cleaner who comes to do general cleaning and helping me with laundry.
I will probably be the main care giver in the day, when DH comes home I thought I could get a sleep and then I will resume taking care of bub in the nite so DH could get some sleep. Am I being idealistic?
Ds is quite independent and helpful, he can follow the schedule I set up though at times he does play up. I am not entirely sure how he will cope when bub arrives ESP pyschologically but we are doing everything we can to prepare him. I also have a large pooch in the house to take care of. I can engage a dog walker no probs.
Any advice is appreciated. Or if you think it is best I can get some help, tell me frankly. We also want to hear any stories of you coping well on your own.