Oh, baby!

I know it’s obvious, but let’s restate it: babies eat up a lot of your time! Take mine, for instance. She sleeps decently at night (by which I mean she wakes up only once or twice between 10pm and 6am). But during the day, it’s another story. She will not sleep for very long (i.e. more than 15 minutes) unless she’s in a baby carrier. So if I want her to sleep, I have to go out for a walk or an outing with our son. Which means nothing gets done around the house. If I stay home… then she won’t sleep, will be cranky and need to nurse or be carried all the time. Which means nothing gets done around the house.

Luckily, I have Zak home, so he can do stuff while I’m out trying to make her sleep, or walking around the house with a baby carrier on me. But I don’t know what I’d do if I was alone. And since it’s more often than not me carrying her (because Zak can’t leave the house by himself with her, as he lacks the food supply she relies on), it means Zak has to do everything. And it means I don’t get much time to do stuff like reply to emails or… I don’t know, sit down.

All that said, she’s still an easy baby. I can take fussiness during the day much better than at night. With our son, I remember spending countless hours at night walking him around the house, or bouncing him on an exercise ball until I was afraid I was going to fall down with sleepiness. With our daughter, at night, I can usually pick her up, feed her and put her right back to bed. Most nights she doesn’t even soil her diaper between 10 and 6, so I don’t even have to change her.

And they say 6 weeks is the worse time for fussiness. So from now on, it should only improve. That’s another thing to look forward to.

No, really, we have it pretty easy with this one. Let’s just hope it stays that way. I can already imagine our arguments about overpriced jeans and hair color.

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