@Minib - it's not ideal to need to work after dd goes to sleep. I can't function if I need to do that plus look after ds, do chores, cook etc. that's just too much. If my work required me to work weekends and nighttime I would most likely find another job because it would make me really unhappy. That's me though. I know a lot of mothers who say they work at night and weekends and seem fine with it. I just know I couldn't do it. Maybe if I had a cleaner and didn't need to do any cleaning at all I could maybe do it. But I like my nights work free and weekends to be family time.
Ds had a bad cold this time round and resulted in minor gastro. He was still a little unwell after 5 days when he'd normally be better (still had yellow snot) so I went to see the gp but no ear infection or lung infection. And as per usual the next day he was well on the mend and today he's pretty much back to normal. Oh well better safe than sorry.
That's great dd is feeding herself! Yeh it's so messy! Do you use the ikea smock? Ds has become lazy in the last few weeks. When I let him feed himself he doesn't really feed but more plays with it and throws it around everywhere. Lately he's been feeding it to the dog 😓😂 so I'm back to feeding him with him feeding himself snacks after I've fed him his meal. He's recently started feeding himself his bottle which is quite handy hehe.
@bbhope I'm going to look into this book. Sounds interesting and many first birthdays coming up.
Oh poor thing. It really is so relentless. We've gotten through our first winter tho so yay for us! Hopefully next winter will be more mild. This time was bad for us. I got it mildly but dh was knocked out and had bad vomiting and gastro. He is still unwell after a week. It was bad for ds too but he took it pretty well. He had a bloody nose when he woke up
In the morning tho. Twice. It looked pretty scary but he seemed ok so I googled it and apparently it's quite common for babies as they have sensitive capillaries.
As for chores, if dh can't do anymore and you find its too much then should look into getting some help. Could you clean less? We only vacuum and mop once a week. And we have a big dog. I used to be anal about cleaning but I've really relaxed about it now. Dirt and mess is good for ds. It's def nowhere close as dirty at home as it is at Childcare. Having said that I won't go more than a week without mopping and vacuuming and a full clean of the kitchen. I guess everyone has their own limits. But when I think about how much I do to keep a clean house I really think if it's worth it. Dirt doesn't hurt ds and it's not like I'll be on my death bed and go, dam I wish I had cleaned more or have a cleaner house.
I've asked to go back 4 days now but before I do I need to find a good cleaner. It's such a mission so hard to find. But yeh no more cleaning for us if I go back 4 days. Cooking and washing dishes and cooking for ds is enough chores when we are both working so much. Would love to save more money but family time is more important. You can never have enough money 😝