We start intros with an almost 1yr old next week. I was expecting a gradual introduction but this is anything but!
Day 1 is 2 hours
Day 2 jumps to 8 hours!
Day 3 we have to be there at 6am - we live 45 mins away. we are there till 5pm.
Day 4 our son joins us and we have to be there at 7am. After lunch lo comes to ours with foster carer for a few hours, stays for tea and then goes home after a bath here.
Day 5 we have to be there at 6am to bring lo to our house and return lo after bed routine.
Day 6, later start. Lo is with us from lunch to bed time. Again we are doing the travelling collecting and dropping lo off.
Day 7 6am collection, return to our house, return lo at tea time.
Day 8 bring lo home for good.
There are a number of mornings that one or both of us are going to be getting up between 4.30 and 5am enduring emotionally exhausting days and up to 4 hours of driving. Most days we won't get to bed until half 9ish.
I am really looking forward to meeting lo but worry that it will be hard to bond when we are so tired. I think it is mostly the driving that worries me. Because of DS we will have to do the early and late journeys alone (only one of us) which will be lonely and tiring, particularly in the dark. And when lo comes home we will be parents of two children and trying to juggle a huge change with such exhaustion.
Are introductions always this intense? I was expecting slightly shorter days with her being so young!
Worried about intensity of introductions.
luckylucky24 · 24/09/2016 17:38
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