Yesterday. I have pool crèche booking at 9:15. DS2 sleeps until 9:30am, I miss swim squad. So today I book gym crèche for 10:30. It's 10:40 and DS2 is still asleep. I can not make this work!!
I never hesitated waking my babies if we needed to go though. I would have driven myself crazy if I tried to live my life around their unpredictable sleep patterns.
When he was younger I used to get there early and BF him before leaving him and he would happily sleep in the pram. But right now he is too distracted, won't feed in public, won't sleep in public, and is mortified when I leave him with anyone (early separation anxiety arghhh).
It's hard if they have separation anxiety. My DD had it bad as a toddler. She spent maybe 18 months just wanting to be on or near me, All. The. Time. And as someone who likes their personal space, I struggled with no alone time. Luckily she was always happy to go to DC, so I had one day a week to get stuff done and get a tiny bit of me time. But she's now a happy and outgoing 4yo, who still needs a lot of physical affection/touch/attention from me, but is happy to play by herself and loves going to school.
I think we are just going through a rough patch. I could go to the gym after dinner (when DH is home) once DS1 is in bed as I usually have 1-2 hours before DS2 wakes and needs a BF around 9pm but TBH it's the only time I get without kids all day, and I am usually way to exhausted to contemplate exercise by then.
Thankfully the ladies at the gym crèche are incredibly understanding and didn't charge me for the cancellation. It was the last morning this week I have free so I will see if MIL might be able to give me an hour one afternoon this week (gym crèche is only in mornings). I feel really bad asking for help all the time though, especially when it's so I can just go to the gym.
I absolutely agree it's worth prioritising exercise, which is why I try and try again. But it feels like the world is laughing at me for being so stupid as to try do something for myself.
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