My entire pg I just hoped DH would take time off, he has a very demanding career, time off never happens, I can't tell you how many vacations we've had to cancel last minute or return from early because there is some emergency going on. He was supposed to take 2 weeks off, he hasn't had two weeks off, well in ever. So DH is home, he did manage to take the time off but it definately wasn't the family bonding time I had hoped for.
First off he has been sick the entire 2 weeks, DH rarely gets sick, and when it does he just continues on, he never not works because of it. He has been miserable for all of this week, he actually caved yesterday and went into urgent care, he felt that bad. Now dd1 is getting it, just in time for DH to return to work on Monday. Because DH hasn't felt the best he has been short with dd1 so they have been fighting the entire 2 weeks.
Which leads into the next issue, DH works alot, and I'm at home with dd1, who is intense and sensitive (just like her father), you have to handle her with kid gloves. I know how to handle her, DH doesn't, it normally isn't an issue because they only spend a short time in the evenings together, and then the weekends when DH isn't working, so DD1 is usually on her best behavior during her little bit of daddy time. This two weeks have been one big test for DH, DD1 pushes his buttons every 2 seconds since they have the same triggers, he responses in some crazy way like telling her she has made him mad and now he has to go away.
: Yeah, my house has not been peaceful. DH also can't say no to her, I think I own every Dora toy made now, they come home with something new everyday. Plus dd1 now knows there are evil products out there like Dora yogurt and Dora soup, hence one of the many reasons I shop at HFS not Wal-Mart, but DH doesn't get that.
I haven't had any issues with dd1 showing jealousy towards dd2, rather I have to stop her from kissing her too much, all my issues have been between DH and DD1. In some ways I can't wait for DH to return to work, in other ways I know I am going to have major battles with her over things DH has let her get away with for 2 weeks, I'm not looking forward to that.
So I can't be the only one with a less then perfect baby moon, anyone else?