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Anyone else just too knackered to spend 'quality time' with No.1 before No.2 arrives? Feeling v guilty!

(5 Posts)
resipsa Mon 11-May-15 18:51:43

For example, spent a fairly relaxed day at work today but by the time I got to nursery pick up at 5, I was too exhausted to do anything other than agree to the request to watch the ipad. And nearly 1.5 hours later, we're still doing it!

BeforeIChangeMyMind Mon 11-May-15 18:57:37

Yes, me too. Remember that it's temporary. You're doing the best you can. That's what I tell myself, anyway.

Do little bits as part of the routine. I play a game at bath-time or something like that. And allow LOTS of time for the regular stuff to avoid getting stressed/grumpy.

resipsa Mon 11-May-15 19:25:18

Just managed a game and making a card for Daddy's birthday (in 4 weeks!) so feeling a little less guilty (until tomorrow when it's a full day at home smile).

BrownEyedGirl32 Mon 11-May-15 19:58:56

I know how you feel resipsa!

I'm only 11weeks pregnant with my second and because of the nightmare morning sickness and tiredness I feel I have hardly done anything with DS1 lately (apart from watch lots of Peppa).

Today we managed softplay which was good.

I know he won't remember it and he seems happy enough but it doesn't stop the guilt!

Marvel101 Mon 11-May-15 22:02:01

It's only temporary and will do zero harm. DS1 had this when I was pregnant with DS2 - it was such a small period of his life overall - but I felt so guilty at the time

Pregnant with DC3 now and I've been coming home from work and going straight to bed. Both DCs coming in to me talking and I have to beg them to go away - but they come back 3 minutes later

It's a struggle to get through the day - I need to collapse in to bed

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