On Sleeping Arrangements
It was the first night our helper took care of Baby A last night! Being possessive and a bit of a control freak (hahaha), I invited myself to be there throughout 😬.
At 1ish, Baby A was being an angel baby for his first feed. At 4ish... boy was he grumpy. He needed quite a bit of pacifying. By 6ish, he was up for his third feed with some fussing. Not too bad!
I also hope my MIL doesn’t find me weird, because I insisted on having myself coax Baby A to sleep in his yaolan in our room every night. Tough times on me man! It’s my attempt to establish a “routine” for him, telling him it’s time for bed and exactly what I’m doing (carrying you to Papa & Mama’s room, turning off the lights, turning on the music, giving you your pacifier and placing you in the Yaolan).
He has only stared back blankly at me so far lol 😁.
He’s still sleeping with us for most nights for now...and I guess until he STTN, or until I stop breastfeeding, it’s too exhausting on me to be doing night routine + work in the meanwhile 😔. Hence these alternative arrangements that I do not prefer but have to prioritise.
On Work Routine
Instead of pushing my work timing forward so that I can end earlier and be in time for Baby A’s evening wipe-down, I have decided to stick with it. With so-called “more time” before work, I plan to give him his morning bath 🙂. MIL told me it’s too rushed for me and that I will likely give it up after awhile 😂. She suggested that I do it on the weekends/ pub hols/ off days. It’s a good idea but will try out what I planned first for now!
On BF (pumping)
I’ve been buying miscellaneous items to prepare for this 😂. I’ve also tried to pump outside of home to get myself more accustomed to it, and have done so at Ion, Thomson Plazza and even a hospital 😂. Yes, it’s troublesome but no, it’s not impossible.
MIL has commented that I shouldn’t overtire myself though! It’s close to 3 months of BF-ing already which is good enough, and not to be pressured by what everyone else is doing.
The PD ( and also our friends who are doctors) do advocate 6 months.. so that’s where I’m coming from.
The thought of dropping BF is very tempting though. Ha.
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019
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