First, on Veterans' Day, I'd like to thank all of the veterans and their families for the efforts and sacrifices they've made.
My question is regarding returning to work after re-introducing my baby to his dad, who will now be the primary caretaker:
Papa has seasonal employment out of state and has been gone for two months. He left when Baby Bear was 1 1/2 weeks old, and will return next week. In approximately a month, I will return to work and Papa will be the care provider for BB.
I have had two months to get to know my baby and establish a routine with him. We wake, feed, sleep and interact pretty much at his pleasure. When Papa returns, I am wondering if it is best to try to incorporate Papa into the routine we have established, if I should step back and let Papa and BB forge their own routine so BB will be used to it by the time I go back to work and adjust as needed when I return to work, or if we should try to establish a routine and schedule now that will look like what it will probably be like once I return to work.
I realize that each situation and each family is different, but I'd just like to hear from you all about what you did, what worked, what didn't, what your thoughts are. Thanks!