As the due date for my little man gets closer I have been thinking about how I want to spend time with him from the moment he is born and create a strong bond. I didn't bond well with my little pumpkin and it took many months to form a really good bond but I am hoping to have more success this time around. The problem is I am not exactly sure what it is that I should do right after the baby is born. Let's face it, I am not a stay in bed type person (in fact I am totally the opposite-a do, do do all day person), I don't like to sleep in, I don't wear my pj's past 8:00am, I am pretty independent and I have two other kids and a husband who will be back at work by the time the baby is born. With my pumpkin my husband stayed home for 2 days and then had to get back to work. I didn't know what to do with myself considering I had another child already who needed me and my mom told me long before that how much she hated my vacuum, so I just got right back to doing all my normal stuff: housework, cooking meals, laundry, and blogging. Then one day I realized I hadn't even taken a moment to recover from having had a baby or adding a second child into the mix but by then everyone was used to having mom back and so it just had to continue.
So my question to you is: how do you bond with a new baby when you have a household that depends on you, a couple of supper meals brought in by people and not a lot of family near by to help? Any suggestions or things that have worked for you?