Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ugghh..

It has been so hectic at our house; I feel like everything is rushed and so miss being home with Anderson. From making lunches, pumping/preparing bottles, laundry, and dishes in dishwasher, etc., how does one get everything done without feeling like you are already rushing, rushing, rushing? We are both exhausted from preparing for the next day. I sure hope this gets better. Anderson's daycare said that he is a happy baby and is doing well but at home we are having a few issues we have never had. He has been on a great routine/schedule that REALLY worked for us and he was such a happy baby during his activity time. He has also been sleeping through the entire night. At school it is hard for them to stick to the routine because he isn't taking good naps and is overstimulated. So, when we get home either he wants to sleep all night or is hard to get to sleep because he is overtired. This will get better, right? I'm currently trying to find a parent from my school who stays at home to watch Anderson for the next few months to help us keep our sanity. We know he is going to a great daycare but just aren't sure it is what is best for him. They keep telling us to give it a few weeks but we just miss our little happy guy. :( Things will get better, right?? They just have to!!

7 comments:

Jen said...

It will get better! You all just need to adjust to your new schedule. Prioritize and let some things go. Also give yourself a break, it's a big change going back to work. Hang in there!

Oliver said...

It definitely gets better after the first couple of weeks. I stopped making my lunches and switched to eating school lunch-- that helped a lot (maybe not as healthy- but much easier!) Were your kids super excited to have you back?

Heather said...

They'll get better...promise! We felt rushed too and now we prioritize what has to get done and enjoy the rest of the night with Alex. As for the daycare and routine...I would give it a couple of weeks. Any transition is going to kick a kid a little off of their schedule. Just make sure you are very clear about what you want his routine to be like and hopefully they will do their best to stick to it.

Julie and Dean said...
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Julie and Dean said...

oh boy you sound like me. I think we just get used to it and make a routine that works for us. I've been practicing for my return to work. I know life is going to be crazy! BUT I know we wouldn't want it any other way ;)
You are a great mom!

Ray, Tammy, Josiah and Quentin said...

I'm sure it will all settle down soon. Just need some adjustment time. Try and make things as simple as possible for yourself.
It can get overwhelming fast!
You are doing a great job and it will all fall into place in no time.

Kelli said...

Hope things have been getting better. It's always hard. Thinking of you!