After my recent meltdown and anxiety over not coping with juggling all aspects of my life after baby Jacob arrived I have sort of had an epiphany …
I have always been a fairly organised person and with that organising comes routine.
I guess the two go hand in hand as having a routine means you can organise …. Makes sense really doesn’t it.
However after Jacobs arrival and 4 weeks off work for my husband I have been left holding the baby as such now he is back at work.
Now don’t get me wrong its important for all parents to take time to bond with their children but with this bonding time came no routine and I fear this is what has impacted on my already delicate emotional self.
I have always known that routine is important to me but until now I don’t think I had realised just how much a routine means to children too.
The first few weeks after Joshua was born I didn’t have to do the school run Beth was 10 and walking to school with her friends as walking with Mum was uncool and so it really didn’t matter about getting out the front door for a set time.
However this time round with Joshua being at full-time school fitting in everything in the mornings in order to get out the door seems nigh on impossible…. I have to take my hat off to any parents out there that do this every morning and get there on time and without tears…. From either parent or child.
Since I am struggling to fit in my normal morning routine I think it’s now time to adjust my routine to make it more new baby friendly … or in my case eliminate anything that can be put off for another time, such as hair washing, this can be done the night before, organising clothing for the next day and makeup is now going to be minimal if at all.
I will get this routine cracked and I will see a more organised household!