I am sure I have talked about this before, but I have a wonderful husband. He helps out immensely when it comes to caring for Jack. Even on Father's Day, when Jack was very fussy, he helped out and played with the baby. I was going to give him a "free pass" for the day, but he wasn't having it.
Jason and I work different shifts, which means we hardly see each other. On a good note, this also means that he cares for Jack at night. Here is a rundown of our schedule:
5:00 am: I wake for the day, shower and get ready
6:00 am: I take over caring for Jack. I change him if Jason hasn't done so already and get him dressed to go to Karen's.
6:15 am: Jason goes to bed
6:30 am: I take Jack to daycare
6:40 am - 4:00 pm: Jack is at daycare
2:00 pm: Jason wakes up and gets ready for work
3:00 pm: Jason arrives at work
4:20 pm: Jack and I get home and play, eat, get ready for the next day, play, eat, nap. Play, eat, nap. Did I mention playing and eating?
7:15 pm: Change into jammies and get a final diaper change for the night
7:45 pm: Jack goes to bed
7:45 pm - 8:45 pm: Mommy does things around the house (packs lunches, washes bottles, surfs the interwebs).
8:45 pm: I bring Jack to bed with me
11:15 pm: Jason arrives home from work
11:15 pm - 5:00 am: Jason cares for Jack
See the nice chunk of time that Jason takes care of Jack? That means I get to sleep. That also means that my sweet husband gives Jack his bottles, burps him, puts him back to sleep and miscellaneous baby care that comes with the territory.
These roles work for us. There are pros and cons. The biggest pro is that I get some sleep. The biggest con is that I hardly see Jason. This has how it's been since we have been dating so it's not a huge surprise. Some days I wish he had a normal schedule, but then I remember I would probably be getting up with the baby in the middle of the night if this were to happen.
I can't say how much I appreciate that Jason helps out so much with Jack. I tell him time and time again just how much help he is and that I love him. Of course, I can't tell him enough. Maybe he will read this and see just how thankful I am.