I went to my drs yesterday for babys 6 week check, she asked all the genereal questions.
She asked whether OH helps out much & I said something along the lines of
'I do most of it in the week but I guess thats fair enough if OH has to work', and she stopped me & said it should be 50/50 whether he works or not.
I can't really see this happening anytime soon, was wondering what happens in your house?
my oh works hard so i don't expect it to be 50/50 while i am home all day! oh is home around 4.30 most days and he plays with lo when he gets in and then cooks for us all then plays with lo til lo goes to bed. at weekends oh gets up with lo one morning so i get lie in. oh does do all cooking cos he thinks we would starve if it did it all but i do pretty much everything else at mo! but i don't mind, i like things done my way...
Obviously most of the week when OH is at work it's all me but when he's at home it's pretty much 50/50. When he gets in of an evening OH takes over and gives LO his bath, bottle and puts him to bed and at weekend we share everything. Sometimes OH does a bit more when he's around to allow me to have a break and/or get things done around the house.
It's more or less 50/50 in my house.
OH has to be up for work but it's not like I dont have to be up all day too!
We take it in turns to do night feeds (a night each) but if lo wakes up more than twice I would get up so oh has had a few hours sleep. He does the same for me if I have a bad night.
It works well for us but I do get the impression that we're unusual.
I obviously do as much housework as I can while oh is at work but other than that everything is split pretty much equally.
50/50 in the early months for us too (he doesn't have boobs but he can change diapers, help settle, bring me a drink, let me nap on weekends to catch up, cook meals, clean the house etc). I don't care if he's working, us working mothers never got permission to ignore the baby and sleep at night because we work?
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