Monday, December 31, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
She's laughing now and it is the sound and feel of all that is good in the world.
It is all good.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
J and I have slipped into a pretty good semi-routine during the work week. Ladies keep your hands off of him. Here it is:
When J gets home from work he gets some happy baby time right before arsenic hour/happy hour sets in. After dinner while Fenner has a nap we do the dishes together - this is the rule that is as definite as we get right now. No one does the dishes by themselves, primarily this gets both of us off the hook after our work days.
Laundry - I'll do a load or two a day just so that we don't have to spend our co-parenting time on the weekend doing it but Jason always puts it away. Cooking - We're still trying to figure out how to cook full meals with a baby. I just can't wrap my head around it - I suspect listening to her cry while I do it may be in the cards. Unappealing - I admit, I am a pansy for the crying.
J does most of the other household tasks ie: mopping and cleaning. My job is to be out of the house with Fenner (stitch and bitch here we come)
Before we figured out this "babies can sleep alone" business (noone said we were smrt). J would take her for a least 30 minutes to an hour so that I could have a hot bath, a glass of wine and a book read every night. This is luxury of epic proportions and is reason alone for me to massage his very large feet every night.
We haven't had a chance to get used to being awake without Fenner yet since it only happened once. Tonight we were the guest parents at a pre-natal class. We told Fenner's birth story to close to a dozen knocked up couples. I'm thinking that this is what is keeping me awake at 4:30, am still processing the epic adventure. The story and ensuing Q and A perios (yeah, that's right a QA period) took almost the whole class.
The midwife introduced us by saying that we were a great example of a birth that was nowhere near our birth plan. It was an interesting exercise in trying to describe the sensation of going off the deep end and coming out of it with an awesome baby...who is just waking up for a snicker snacker.
Monday, December 10, 2007
She wasn't too impressed with Granpa's theories on why the sky was blue. Granpa was impressed she'd grown enough to have opinions.
In other news she is asleep by herself right this very minute!!! I put her to bed at 8:00 and she's still effing asleep! Am currently exploding with delight which means that this may not occur again or that she may decide to wake up before 9:00 am.
Am in the throes of suspense. Will keep you posted.