Second kid + Job search + no nearby fam...how to cope?
I just gave birth to my 2nd (VBAC with 2nd degree tears). Unfortunately my LO is suffering from severe jaundice and had to be emergency hospitalized this weekend. We are free now - not in danger, but not cured yet - but my dr visits are now doubled and my sleep is nil (LO needs a lot more breast feeding to wash this crud out of her system).
On top of this all I need to keep applying for jobs. Despite landing a few interviews before delivery- I haven’t landed anything offer wise. Going back to my current role is not optional (long story - don’t ask). I need a new gig before my leave ends (3 mos paid) due to childcare costs (...given the demand in Seattle, if I don’t keep both kids enrolled ...I’ll lose my childcare coverage for at least a year).
Today I did a 3 hour application with a yellow babe attached to my boob, bleeding out large clots (tear is very sore and I keep forgetting my meds), and fielding 6 Dr calls ( PPD survey requests, scheduling for more appts...etc etc) and 1 follow up visit for the LO.
Also did some laundry, house cleaning, and daycare dropoff for kid #1.
I feel loopy and exhausted. If I even had an interview this week I doubt I could stay standing at the white board.
How do I survive this- and get back to fighting form without compromising my family (both in health and finances?).