A week into fatherhood and yes it has seen adjustments to how me and my wife spend our days, but it is more evident we have far more structure to our day. Yes I feel tired, but where ever possible I get a nap in. I am still on paternity leave, so next week when I return to work will be the true test to how I cope.
I’m already back in the gym thanks to a super supportive and wonderful wife. My day’s have consisted so far in getting up, preparing breakfast for both myself and wife before jumping in the shower whilst she breasts feed him. After he’s finished feeding, she gets some time to herself and do anything she wants whilst I change what is usually a dirty nappy before putting him to sleep. All the remaining chores, food shopping, cooking etc is worked around his sleeping patterns which typically last anywhere between 2-3 hours; Sometimes less.
I’ve added a quick image to this post of my recent food shop which I will prep for the next 2-3 weeks in freezer bags to save time when cooking up our meals.
4 kg of chicken breasts
2kg of 12% beef mince
800g of beef cubes
8 Aberdeen angus steak burgers