I have a 2 1/2 year old and an almost 7 week old. Adjusting to two has been really rough so far. I've been so on edge today I'm not sure I can even think straight to write this out correctly.
From when we get up in the morning until about 5pm it's just me and the kids. Then I see my SO for about 2 hours and he is going to bed. Which leaves me with basically no break at all. I don't know what to do anymore. This morning I had a rough time just trying to make some eggs for breakfast because my 7 week old was crying hysterical by time I was done. She doesn't like to be set down when she is awake. Which I understand, she is a newborn.
I figured I would pump out milk and that would give my SO an opportunity to help feed her and during that time I could spend a little one on one with my 2year old. That has yet to happen. He isn't comfortable with babies and hasn't changed her diaper. He never did with our 2year old while he was a newborn either.
We got a hand me down swing which doesn't work and we don't have the money to buy a new one. I think that would do wonders for her or give her something different, different stimulation. I do have two wraps but I have yet to make them work for us. I've been on edge more so today than any other day (I got a depo shot yesterday I'm blaming that for now)
I need my SO to step up and hold our newborn for more than five minutes. When I go to the bathroom he paces with her and when I am done doing whatever he hands her right back over to me. IDK. I don't know how single moms do it with more than one! I need tips anything please. I've run out of steam for this routine and I need to do something different, very soon!! How do you balance a newborn and a 2/3 year old? If there is a secret please let me know!! lol.