Re: Working, BFing and multiple young kids?
I was actually hoping for the same thing you mention, mommy2lilah, that the 2nd would be less of a crazy disruption to life now that I've been through it. I felt so overwhelmed for the first few months, but now I feel like I wouldn't be so hard on myself about everything. Also, I always forget to mention to people that my husband and I work a lot, but we adjust our schedule so our DD is currently with the sitter only 7 hours at most a day. We've been very fortunate. It means I get to work at 6:30 a.m. and get out at 3:00, and he works usually 9-5:30, plus travels frequently. We decided if the OT or travel was ever a problem or if we thought DD was negatively affected by anything, we'd cut it out. But I think it's much harder on us than it is on her! I have a friend who works part-time from home and she and her baby don't seem nearly as connected and happy as we do (probably personality rather than work schedules). So it's tough -- everyone's different, I guess. But I do agree with you -- I don't plan to wait too long to try again, because it is a rare 43-year-old who can get pregnant so easily. But nice to hear some positive stories like that -- people who thought it was not possible and then were pleasantly surprised.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.