As you have probably gathered I am due to have our second baby in the next few weeks. Due to having Gestational Diabetes I will probably be having the baby around my due date – either due to “speeding things along” naturally or through an induction.
My mum is coming to stay with us just before my due date (she’s my second labour support person) and will stay at our house while I’m in hospital. Knowing Mum she’ll probably keep the house to a much better standard than I normally will – i.e. dishes done every day and vacuuming done a lot more regularly. So, I’m sure I’ll come home to a tidy house (no Mum I’m not expecting it, I just know how you are!)
Mr Monkey is hoping to take 2 weeks off from work once I have the baby but it is hard for him to organise – as he can’t actually give any notice he’ll most likely have to call in sick on the day I go in to labour and then hope that the other chefs can then cover him for the two weeks. I would love for him to be home for those two weeks but I can’t guarantee it.
So, what do I need from you? Tips. Lots of tips!!
What did you find to be life savers in the first few months after having a baby, when you already have a toddler at home? What are your tips for making sure everyone is happy, that the house stays in some semblance of an order, that the toddler actually gets fed?
Most of what I can remember from those first few weeks and months with Lily as a newborn was doing… well not much. Sitting on the couch feeding a lot, late dinners of toast because she wouldn’t settle, sleeping whenever she slept. I know it’s going to be so much different having another little person to feed and entertain.
So, if you’ve had more than one baby please let me know how you coped!!