My wife and I just had our first baby (son, "JJ") back on Dec 10th. He was 5 weeks premature. He was 5# 15z, 19" when he was born. He'll be 4 weeks old tomorrow and has grown to 7#, 11z as of this morning. So he's doing great!
Mom and I are both a little zapped, even after 4 weeks (10 days of which were spent with him in the NICU). She only has 6 weeks vacation time off, so we are rapidly approaching another major change in our life when she starts to work again.
She nurses him on demand about 15 times a day (typically 10-15 min one side, diaper change, 5-10 on the other... every 2 hours (give or take).
We have both quietly been trying to imagine how to handle a schedule where we both work nearly full time from home and share caring for him.
We could both picture it better when all he did was sleep and nurse... though even that seemed like a challenge. Now that he's starting to be more active during the day, we both kinda wonder how we can do this without failing at our jobs and while doing all that we can to be great (not just good) parents.
Anyone else in this situation? How do you do it?