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If you are home alone with 2wo baby, what does your day look like?

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Nottalotta Sat 08-Aug-15 19:08:03

Just wondering if mybdays are pretty normal or not.

We went to bed at about 11 last night. DS had a happy change and feed
He woke at 12,1,2,3.30........ DH got up at 4 and went to work. I changed nappy then spent til 8 dozing/feeding/chatting to DS. He wa veryvawake then so more chatting, winding, put radio on. Fed some more, got up about 10.15 (had Bernard up fed cats got cuppa prior to that) DS napped, I did last nights washing up, swept floors, bit of tidying, washed and dressed myself. Made lunch. DH home. Had lunch together. Fed again. DH leaves, MIL arrives 3.30. Feed more. DS nap on me. Mil leaves. Feed cats. Continuation offending DS and him napping.He's in Moses basket now and im laying on bed. Expect couple hours of feeding on and off then Will try for an earlier night so i can grab an hour 2 would be nice before late feed.

Does this sound normal ish? Not an awful lot of putting the baby down.

Nottalotta Sat 08-Aug-15 19:09:21

If it were a weekday DH would be home 5pm ish and would entertain banybwhile i cook.

ginagslovechild Sat 08-Aug-15 19:10:25

What you managed to sweep, tidy and get washed and dressed?? All on the same day?smile

Sounds like a good day with a 2 week old!

NoMontagues Sat 08-Aug-15 19:10:50

Sounds lovely and I'm impressed by the floor sweeping!

Just go with the flow for at least the next month and then re-address whether you want to think about putting him down more or not.

Who's Bernard btw grin

ninetynineonehundred Sat 08-Aug-15 19:11:16

Mine involved much more TV, less house work and socialising but the rest sounds familiar. Number two was very different though

Ifiwasabadger Sat 08-Aug-15 19:11:45

My baby never slept, never napped until at least 6 months old. Fed every hour or two.

So my days were, feed, feed, feed, try to stop baby screaming, feed, feed, wonder what my life had become...get to 4 pm, eat toast. DH home from work, hand screaming baby to him at 7 or 8... Continue cycle.

Sounds like you are doing pretty well!

ninetynineonehundred Sat 08-Aug-15 19:11:48

Ps congratulations on baby flowers

Nottalotta Sat 08-Aug-15 19:29:53

Nomontagues I had to re read then but having found Bernard I had a moment of hysterical laughter. Which made my c section area feel.a bit sore! I don't know who Bernard is. I didn't have him up.

I had no real idea what to expect, got to the ripe old age of 37 before producing a child and his was the first nappy I had ever changed. I feel like I'm sitting about a lot with him feeding/napping on me. I love it but feel i should be doing more somehow.

Nottalotta Sat 08-Aug-15 19:32:17

Thanks everyone, its helpful to hear others opinions. :-)

purplemurple1 Sat 08-Aug-15 19:33:06

With dc1, 5am to 6am bf then a top up ff (repeated every three hours) play a little put him down to sleep. Maybe wash up, do bottles during the day. I slept from 2300 to 5am except the feed of course.
Also worked from home (on the laptop) about four hours a day normally during bf.

HelenaJustina Sat 08-Aug-15 19:35:31

Sounds about perfect, and I'm very envious! Newborn cuddles are the business... I try to get DC4 who is 2 years to pretend but she won't play ball.
flowers on your new baby

museumum Sat 08-Aug-15 19:39:32

I went out to meet friends a lot but you're lucky to have dh home for lunch and then a mil visit. In your position id stay home too smile

Writerwannabe83 Sat 08-Aug-15 21:21:08

Two weeks after my c-section my day consisted of nothing but feeding and changing baby, lying on the sofa watching TV, the occasional toilet break for myself and waiting for DH to come home and cook dinner grin

I felt worn out just reading your post grin

neversleepagain Sat 08-Aug-15 21:36:09

I had twins and it was a dark time for me.

Up and feeding them both at 7am, changed nappies, babies slept.
I would wash and sterilse 8 bottles and make 8 more bottles of formula
Put in a load of babies washing
Have tea and toast
Next round of feeding, winding nappies would start
Hang out washing
I would try doze in the afternoon when the slept but with two grizzly babies this was hard
Next round of feeding, winding and nappies
Dh would come home and take over so I could have a bath. Babies napped. I ate toast.
Next round of feeding, winding, nappies. This was babies "bedtime" but twin1 had colic and would scream continuously from 8pm-11pm, this lasted 7 weeks and nearly killed us.
I would wash and sterilise 6 bottle and make 8 bottles of formula for night feeds.
I would doze while dh looked after colicky baby
Next round of feeding, winding, nappies
Babies slepty but were very grizzly/unsettled
Next round of feeding, winding and nappies
Babies always slept well after 2am feed until 5am feed
Next round of feeding, winding, nappies.

The day would start again at 7am, see above.

Dark times!

squizita Sun 09-Aug-15 14:17:35

Sounds pretty good!
Mine went feed, nap on me, feed, nap on me etc. I had the hormonal blues and was scared to go out.
Now she's bigger I have to stop her grabbing and touching when I have to clean! grin Eating is easier though ... she can have some too and she's happy.

Justwhy Sun 09-Aug-15 14:36:45

I would stay in bed until about 9 ish. I would watch telly and breastfeed all day interspersed with lunch. Dog walk in the afternoon. Do not much else. DH would come home we would eat. I would feed and then go to bed around 9pm. DH would stay downstairs with baby until 11.30/12. I would feed him and then go back to sleep and feed through the night when needed (pretty much every 2 hours).

MissTwister Sun 09-Aug-15 14:39:43

My day consists of me praying she will nap so I can have a shower! It's 5 weeks now though so feel I should be getting out a bit more. It's hard though

Flisspaps Sun 09-Aug-15 14:44:53

Neither of mine were put down much at 2 weeks.

DS (DC2) was pretty much attached to me until he was about 6mo hmm

DD (DC1) was happier to be put down from about 6 weeks.

Just do what suits you both, but remember you're recovering from major surgery AND have a newborn to look after. Take it as easy as you can!

waceystills Sun 09-Aug-15 14:45:51

I'm impressed at the amount of housework you managed, and that you washed!

Nottalotta Sun 09-Aug-15 14:56:10

Hmm well today has been rather less productive. Difficult night. DH left at 5.30 for work. I fed, winded, tried and failed to sleep - tried baby in basket - no go. On the bed - he's usually happy to sleep on our bed, but overtime i put him down he woke and grizzled. Only happy to sleep on me but I was so exhausted I wasn't happy for him to in case I fell asleep. Was feeling wretched by the time DH got home. We

Nottalotta Sun 09-Aug-15 14:57:55

oops we all managed a nap before lunch and DS has been napping on and off since which makes me fear for tonight sleep!

saltnpepa Sun 09-Aug-15 19:27:08

Sounds normal. If you go to bed at 9pm then you will feel much better all day and might be able to get out and about which always makes everything seem better.

FireflyGirl Sun 09-Aug-15 19:53:33

Sounds very normal to me! DS is nearly 5 months, and I still don't put him down much. My baby, I like holding him. Have a sling to allow me to do housework, it works for me.

slightlyeggstained Sun 09-Aug-15 20:08:24

Sounds like you're doing really well, on both days tbh. Going to bed earlier & getting up later makes up a little for all the interruptions in between (& remember your body needs enough rest to heal).

Think that something that people with 2+ tend to forget is that the learning curve itself is massively tiring on the first baby, especially if you have no experience with babies beforehand (had DS at 40, had held precisely 2 babies before that & never changed a nappy or even been around small babies much). The amount of nervous energy you expend on figuring out stuff like "am I too tired for him to sleep on me. Should I wake him up for a feed? Is this grizzling because he's hungry?" is immense. (Took me weeks to work out that he often grumbled just before he fell asleep and me trying to feed him then was just waking him up...doh!)

MissTwister Sun 09-Aug-15 21:53:33

My 5 week old is quite happy to lay on her own and sleep for a lot of the time and I take advantage and get on with doing other stuff. Reading all these responses though should I be leaving her alone to sleep so much or should I be holding her more? I don't want to be damaging her with lack of contact!

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