Getting a Helpful Hand
My daughter was born August 4, 2009. Since her birth, it seems I have been going the night shift alone. It wasn’t bad at first because I was on maternity leave and could sleep when she slept during the day. It started to get sticky when I started back to work. As time passed, I become accustomed to the usual night feedings. Then at two months she slept through the night up to about five and a half months. Now its just an occasional night here and there which is bothersome when you get used to fact that you survived your first two months and the heart attack of the first actual night you both slept through the night. Where I am getting at with this story is I started filling in for a girl at a different restaurant owned by the same man; she’s on maternity leave for three months. This job calls for me to get up at 5 a.m. and work until 2 p.m. I was so used to doing the night wakings with the baby by myself, it wasn’t a big deal as time wore on. it became very tiresome for me to wake during the night and be top notch to take orders for seven to nine hours. I know this is part of motherhood but I thought it would be nice if I got a little help overnight from Daddy. He agreed but half asses and when he does, he will sit in the bedroom, let her fuss, and make me irritated until I give up and do it myself. It makes my workdays hard when it happens. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice or any solutions to this problem.