You have it all down, understanding baby’s signals and your responses are right. Do you have a routine for getting out the door without a hitch? Working Moms and some Dads fortunate enough to have had extended paternity leave, are needing to return to work. Parents often experience mixed emotions about wanting to be at home with their baby while also missing the stimulation of being at work with adults. Nursing Moms need to make decisions about “pumping” or “not pumping.” Have you and your partner considered arranging for a date night, aware of the importance of putting the “we” back into your relationship.
The juggling act is getting more complicated, lots of questions about how will “we” manage and develop new routines. Couples may be challenged to be open to different perspectives, considering options from their partner’s perspective.
Jump Starts can help you develop skills for thinking outside the box, and learn how to communicate in new ways that work for each of you.