Katie - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hello, I have two questions, I will post the first one here. My daughter was born on March 1, 2009. Is anyone else is this situation and how do you handle it all? I am a full time professional and full time mom (and cannot forget wife too). I have been able to reduce my hours at work to 32/week but I still have an hour long (both ways) commute each day. So I am gone about 9 1/2 hours a day. My husband works 40+ hours a week (he is a high school band director). Here is a typical day in the life of me:
5:05am wake up and get ready for work
6am wake baby up
6:30am leave for work
7:30am arrive at work
2pm leave work and exercise
3:15-3:30ish leave work location and drive to daycare
4pmish, pick baby up at daycare
4:30ish, arrive home
and this all happens between 4:30 and 7pmish at our house:
feed baby dinner
play with baby
somehow feed myself
put baby to bed so baby is in bed between 7:30-8pm.
If I didn't somehow get a shower in before she goes to sleep, I then take a shower.
9:30pm go to bed
Hardly see husband because of his 40+ hour work weeks.
Anyone else in a very busy life style situation and how do you handle it? This morning was a little difficult (and I hate it when I act this way). Baby wanted to be held by me and no one else. But I had to put her down (she then just crawled up to my leg and stood up holding onto my leg). My husband then took her but she was not happy about that. I hate doing that to her but I have to get ready for work somehow.
I tried the sling, didn't have success. I have the bjorn but it is difficult getting her in and out of that.
I really just wonder how one manages all of this.