But, here we are. 20 months in and he is still soo frustrated on the days that I am home. The grandmothers (his caregivers while I am away) report that he is happy and fun while I am gone. Yet, the days that I am around he is usually distraught. He follows me around the house crying and reaching for me most of the time and has begun to nap for only one hour one time per day on the days I am home (the gma's get 2, 2 hour naps usually).
Because I still hold a full time position ( which typically means 50+ hours a week at my job) I still have to spend time working at home given my 3-day-a week schedule. Of course there are house chorse and the shopping to do as well. We do co-sleep and despite his size I carry him frequently and wear him while shopping.
The problem: How do I help him feel comfortable on the days that I am home so he knows I am not leaving? I feel so weighted down by my other responsibilities but I am battling a frustrated and screaming baby most of the days I am home, making it even harder to make progress. I want to be the best I can be for him and want him to feel comfortable during the time that I am home, but I just don't know what else to do. Discipline is getting harder because I am reluctant to be the cause of any additional screaming.
I am open to suggestions, stories and shared experiences! Thanks to all in advance for the help.