I am probably worrying about this too soon, but I can't seem to stop thinking about it!
I go back in 4 1/2 mo...ds will be 12 mo by then.
I work 12 1/2 hr shifts..day and night and am hoping to reduce my shifts to two per week.
Dh works 12 hrs mon - fri (usually home around 18:30)
I have visited a local day care..near to work and home...and have provisionally booked a start date.
I feel really unhappy and anxious about putting dh into care, as he has never been cared for anyone else for more than a couple of hours in his life.
On week days my mum can collect ds between 16:30 and 17:30 but that still means 9-10 hrs in care during the day. It is such a long time!
During weekends there is no problem as dh is usually off..and even if he does work sat, it is usually only until lunch time..my mum is off at weekends too.
I intend to BF as long as ds wants...but how will this work during the days he is in daycare...should I start introducing sippy cups with bm?...he hates bottles....I can't leave work to feed him during the day..so I will need to pump at work. Should I encourage more solids...currently having once per day when interested...
I read through the day care's info pack today and it talks about sending in your childs formula...nothing about BM...I will need to speak to them about providing bm...and if they have storage, (i'm sure they will)...and what their attitude is towards bm?
As you can tell from this post...my head is mince just now...I am driving myself and dh demented.
dh thinks there is no problem with putting ds in care for full days twice per week...he just expects that everything will be fine.
am I crazy?