I am currently a SAHM- bub is 5 weeks old, and I plan to stay at home until she turns 1 (give or take, as her birthday is Feb).
I LOVE having this time with her, but I HATE being at home.
At the moment, she is fussy and not sleeping well so I am busy and exhausted.
When she finally goes to sleep its a manic race to get things done before she is due another feed/resettle. That's about 45mins- to eat, shower, tidy, clean, laundry.
Yes, every 45 minute break is spent doing all these things:
- breastfeeding so always hungry and can only grab quick things so don't get filled up
- shower is keeping me awake and feeling human. 6-8 times a day is total overkill but I NEED it
- tidy as I am the only one who does anything, and H leaves a trail of crap (dirty clothes, cups, glasses, plates, paper, etc) in EVERY room
- clean...see above
- laundry...there is so frickin' much laundry!
*pause to get the baby, will finish later*
ETA: And that's not including all the other stuff- shopping, cooking, meal prep, planning, organising the household, caring for two step kids, pick ups and drop offs, activities, coordinating with their mum.
Then their is the baby's medical appts- born with a cystic hygroma on her neck. Been in and out of hospital in Randwick- we live near Revesby!
Plus my after birth appointments- had a csection. Haven't healed properly because of all the above and am in so much pain.
AND I don't drive!!
I HATE being a SAHP. It's too hard and I am bored- it is an endless round of house, baby, house, baby, house, baby...
I would enjoy time with her more if I was working even part-time. But I'd be even more time poor so who knows.
Life sucks- whether you are a SAHP of a WOHP.
ETA- When she does sleep, it's 2hrs sleep, 2 'awake', and repeat. I spend the two hours asleep batch cooking, cleaning, etc- diff things each 'break' so it gets done fully.