10 weeks & Sole Parenting

Georgia is now 10 weeks old - double digits. TEN WEEKS OLD. Practically a lady!
This past week, we had our first stint at single parenting: just us girls at home. Hubby has a new project starting in New Zealand, so will be back & forth a few days at a time for the next few weeks. Last week he was gone Tues-Thurs; this week it's from Sun-Wed.
He's been back at work for several weeks now, but it's different having her full time. I didn't realise how much I enjoyed having him get home from work & take her off my hands for cuddles - that was my break time! We even have a bit of a bedtime routine down; he bathes & dresses her, while I get her pj's ready and feed her, before getting her to sleep. Doing it all on my own was harder than I imagined it would be. :)
As challenging as it is for me to get used to, I really don't mind. She's good company & I love spending time with her. And it's just as challenging for Jase - I know how much he hates being away from her, especially when she's this little. We chat on Skype in the evenings, and I send him random pictures to make him smile. 
I give massive props to any single mums (or dads!) who are sole parenting - you guys are rockstars. :)


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Mrs Green Grass said...

Dh is out of town for a couple of night every other week or so and when he is here, he often had a dinner or two that lasts till 10. It is so much harder with one person! I cannot imagine always being on my own!

Georgia is sooo cute. Love that pic!

JB said...

My hubs is out of town four days a week right now. It's definitely hard!

Ali @ Not All Dreams Are Free said...

You're doing a great job! I love the expression in her face in that photo haha

Kristie said...

Love her expression and hair!! She is just adorable.

Just T said...

When my daughter was born, her dad worked night shifts. I seriously felt like a single parent. Hard work, but very rewarding.

Your daughter is so cute with her crazy hair and cute smile!

Hotpotatokate said...

Love the SOM reference :) You are doing amazingly with J away- I felt that overwhelmed with a VERY supportive husband!

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

& dont forget you are a rockstar!

Candace said...

I feel your pain dear! DH got a new job right before the nugget was born (in fact he turned in his notice at his old the day I went in to be induced!)and left for 2 weeks when he was 2 weeks old. He frequently has overnight trips. It's tough. But you are handling it like a rock star!!!!

whatvioladidnext said...

I fricking LOVE this photo. You're doing a great job, mumma :)

Unceasing, Uninterrupted Valkyrie said...

Yes it is very difficult (single mother) but I like to think that what you put in you get out. :D

My son has his "Mr Seahorse" I am pretty sure that we are BOTH in love with it





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