[Edited on 14/06/2007]
my husband is a police officer so works shift work and i started back at work last week for 5 hours of monday and 5 hours on tuedays, taking baby bella with me.
thankfully every wednesday i get a complete day off as aiden is in childcare and i dont have to work, so i think i do my sleep catch up then.
although i think part of my problem is sitting up late at night.
so long as i keep myslef busy during the day the tiredness passes, the second you stop though, you stop dead.
I was hopeless but now I ahve better systems. Lucky as number 3 is coming up fast. Some little things that may help:
-I have containers in every room (some big baskets, some trendy square containers, some hollow ottomans etc) and twice/3 times a day I chuck every toy I see into a box and get the floor completely tidy.
-I put the washing in the washine machine last thing at night and turn it on in the morning, by the time we have done breakfasts, dressed etc, it is done and another lot on while everyone has "outside time" while I hang it up
-I sweep/vacuum with the cordless vacuum just before hubby comes home , so although it is only clean once a day, it is when it is most liekly appreciated.
These just little things that we do but they have helped us get a routine and keep my sanity
3 girls under 3
Lisa - Tyler (06/05), Emily (05/07)
Mum to Grace, Isabel and Sophie
I have two girls one who is nearly 3 and my youngest is 6 months. I was also concerned with how to cope. Lucky for me I am at home but my husband is away alot. One suggestion that worked for me was before feeding get the toddler organised. When my youngest fed it could take 45 mins-hour. So the eldest would get some food, drink and as she was only just toilet trained I made sure she went before I was due to feed every time. You will be fine though.
Good luck with the new addition.
LOL I just read my post from the other week and LMAO, It sounded really good but I don't know what fantasy land I was living in when I wrote it!!
It might be my plan to keep the hosue tidy but actually it is pretty piggy most of the time, unless someone (hubby, MIL etc) helps me out once a week!
BTW< if Jehovah's Witnesses come to your door, invite them to come in and help with the cleaning, folding washing etc... they will help!!
3 girls under 3
Don't stress over what lies ahead for you....I did that when i was up to number 1 and 2 and after just having my 4th child (Billy) I look back and realize I was too busy worrying about all the things that needed to be done so everything looked fine and it was just so uneccesary. Although in saying that my life with my 4 gorgeous kids is somewhat one big routine. I don't mean to the minute or hour but I do designate certain days to acheive certain things or it all goes in the "tomorrow basket" which of course never comes. Goodluck to you and make enjoying them while they are little your main priority.
Courtney, Luke, Chelsea & Billy
Nikki, 26. Mum to William 1.3.06; Callum 30.10.07