DH is constantly suggesting we go to functions in the late avo/evening & take DD. I flat out refuse because of this exact reason - can't think of anything worse than holding an overtired baby while everyone else drinks & socializes!
Also I know that I will then be up with her through the night due to said overtiredness. The thought of it just makes me tired 😞
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06-12-2014 08:55 #11
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06-12-2014 09:20 #12
I guess it's that time of year to where the fun starts. Pre kids and pre husbands I was such a social butterfly party girl. Every now and again I have relapses haha
06-12-2014 09:23 #13
I wish we had more friends with babies. Either Our friends and family have older kids or they haven't started their families yet. We are bang on in the middle. I miss out both ways. DH never misses out.
06-12-2014 09:41 #14Senior Member
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Yel. Have a wedding to go to and doubt i will get to go. DH is best man so he will be in there and only one family member available to help. Toddler should be fine but my 3 month old only goes down at about8pm and he only breastfeeds so i probably will only get to the wedding at 9:40pm. Don't know if i will bother. I miss out on the ceremony to! Hopefully when my little one is older we can actually go out together. People want me to bring the kids but dealing with two overtired and over stimulated kids does not sound lile fun! They aren't your "sleep anywhere" babies
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06-12-2014 09:43 #15
oh ladies big hugs. I understand how that sucks
I only have a 1.5yo DS and I don't feel like I'm missing out at all.
DH and I decided to have at least one night off each per week. Where the other parent mind the kid(s). It allows us to go out to parties, restaurants and what not.
We use babysitters quite a bit. We found one that has her childcare qualifications and that DS adores. However it's pretty pricey so it's not for everyone.
Short of that we entertain at home. Invite everyone over for a BBQ.
Or we try and organize picnic in parks near a playground so DS can play while we socialize with our friends.
I'm pregnant too and I must admit, this time of year sucks when you can't drink 😝
06-12-2014 10:30 #16
Talk about feeling deflated on a Friday night 😔
I'm sick of no longer having a life and missing out. When DD turned 1, and was sleeping through the night, DH and I had many nights out (once every month or two) as one of our parents would come over and just sit at our house as she was already in bed, but we are back at no couples nights and I don't get out with DS here now.
I've already been to 2 wedding since he was born and one hens day and I've not enjoyed any as I couldn't drink and had to have someone feed me good with DS attached to my boob.
I can wait until he's no longer breastfeeding and sleeping really well to go out again.
Don't feel bad for having these feelings, they are sooooo normal and this is the reason we are stopping at 2 children, I want somewhat if a life back - a life outside my children.
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06-12-2014 11:29 #17
Definitely feel like this at times. DP is more than happy to stay home with DD whenever, so that I can go out by myself. What I would love to do though would be to go out just with DP, or to go out with DP and DD. I NEVER get to do the latter, as DP would rather stay home. Whenever I take DD anywhere by myself, I spend the whole time looking after/chasing her around, and don't get to relax anyway.
We don't have many friends with kids, but I'm always so jealous to see two parents sharing the care of kids when out :P I'd love to be able to take my daughter along and still enjoy my friends' company.
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06-12-2014 13:44 #18
All the time! DD is 15 months and our friends always have bbqs that start at 7pm. DH generally goes and I get left with the baby. I wouldn't want to go by myself and he says there is no point in us both missing out. Hmpf.
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06-12-2014 13:58 #19Senior Member
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I hear you. I'm currently looking after DD 3.5yrs and DS 6.5mths while DH is at a 30th b'day weekend at a rented house 3hrs south of Sydney (we live in Cairns). He flew down 8am Thurs and gets back 10.30pm Mon. DS had his jabs on thurs so has been unsettled and DD decided to join the party last night and wake up and need to sleep with me. Ah well, I take comfort in the fact that thunderstorms are forecast all weekend for where they are lol!
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06-12-2014 13:58 #20
LoCo that's just not fair if your DH never misses out! Next function is absolutely your turn!
We are the same as ExcusemyFrench, we take it in turns to go out, or entertain at home. Once in a while we go out together, but being so busy with after work functions/committee meetings/sports matches etc means that we use up a lot of babysitting for boring obligatory stuff.
Plus, just quietly, kids can be a great excuse to not go to things 'oh I would so love to come to your Tupperware party but DP is already going out and I can't find a babysitter' mwahahaha!
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