These are my reasons for feeling like i need a routine, and why i read SOS.
- My DF works away. He will be going away for 6 months when the baby is one, and may be going away before that. I need to have some sort of routine so that i am able to cope with day to day life on my own with the baby without being overwhelmed.
- I have had about as much experience with babies as i have had in size 8 jeans. So i think as VP said it will be handy in me knowing what to do and what baby might be needing.
- I know my personality, and although attachment parenting works for some, i dont think i will cope with it.
- Bub being able to self settle is important to me. If DF goes away to work and im working FT i cannot be rocking my baby to sleep for hours every night, otherwise i will turn into the devil (personality downfall, crankiest person alive on no sleep+work).
As you all said, i need to decide whats right for us, but with no prior experience i am feeling like a deer in the headlights. I need some support as i am on my own with this whole Mummy bizzo. I really didn't want this to turn into a debate. I had no idea it was such a hot topic.
Thanks to all those who had constructive advice for me
I will def take you up on that offer @VicPark