Everyday is consumed with taking care of my four month old. I hardly get any housework done anymore, running any errands turns into an all day event, just doing hair and make up is now something I hardly do. If I want to use the bathroom or shower I have to wait until my husband gets home so I can. How does anyone ever get anything accomplished when they have a little baby? I am not the type to leave him to scream so I can go do something, I would never do that.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on May. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Welcome to motherhood. Remember what it was like when you got your first full-time job? How when the excitement of being an adult wore off you realized you had so little time to do fun, leisurely things? Well motherhood is like that, but times ten. Now you don't have the holidays, weekends, and evenings to yourself. You are a full time mom.
Your son sounds a lot like my first. He had (still does) a difficult temperment. It is who he is. Trying to "train" or "not spoil" your baby will do no good. You know your baby best, you know what is right. I understand the thought process of "don't spoil your baby" because now my second is sooo easy. Moms who never dealt with a "difficult" temperment child truly don't understand what it is like to raise one. Do what you know is best.
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My son would not be put down for a minute without screaming. He never slept alone more than 15 minutes during the newborn stage. I discovered baby wearing when he was six weeks old and got an Ergo carrier. He loved it and it gave me a great workout and both hands free. I was able to tidy the house, vacuum, and it lifted up my mood to feel productive. Around 4-5 months, he was ready to be worn on my back. It made life so much easier and I even got all the beds made and laundry folded every day. What a lifesaver. My son is now over two years old, and I still put him on my back to get the house vacuumed. Otherwise, he's climbing on it or trying to take it from me, lol. continued ...
Answer by DeTora_Family at 9:31 PM on May. 2, 2009
I put his baby tub with hammock seat in my shower, sat down next to him and washed myself with the handheld shower thing. It took care of his bath at the same time. I never bothered with hair and makeup with a baby, lol, but it wouldn't have been a problem with him in the Ergo carrier.
Answer by DeTora_Family at 9:32 PM on May. 2, 2009
Sometimes you can over stimulate a baby and make them fussy too. I have a 5yr old and a 3 month old and I don't take naps during the day. I get most of the cleaning done when they are napping. Besides that, I lay the little one in his play gym and sit and play with him while folding laundry or dusting the living room. Make up? Pfffttttt forget it! lol I don't even bother to wear make up when I'm not going to work.
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