Thanks for all the great comments in response to last Monday's diaper do-over post. Lots of fabulous ideas and feedback, that's for sure. I still don't know what we're going to do, but we will definitely take all of your thoughts into consideration. Thank you, thank you!!
Anyway, moving on to the next installment of things I would do differently if I had the opportunity to turn back the clock ...
If I could do it all over again, I would hire someone to clean my house. I would make the arrangements before the baby's arrival and I would have the cleaning person start a couple of weeks after her birth. With a newborn, there simply isn't time to vacuum every other day or clean the bathroom once a week. The baby takes up most, if not all, of your time. So, even if you yearn for a clean house (like I did) it probably isn't going to happen unless someone does it for you. Looking back, the idea of hiring someone to clean seems like a such no-brainer. I'm not sure why I didn't think about it ahead of time. All I know is it would have made my life so much easier.
I finally got a clue and hired someone about six weeks ago. She spent six hours one Sunday getting our place all spic-and-span, and I cannot even tell you how happy it made me. The next day, I was able to relax during the baby's naps. I didn't have to stress over (or even think about ) finding time to clean. Of course, now the place is a mess again. I hope to have her back within the week.
How did you keep up on household chores when your baby was an infant? Did you hire a cleaning crew, did you somehow manage to DIY or did you just overlook the mess?