- 3 weeks. That's the answer I'll have when a new mama asks me how long it takes for her baby to start having trouble sleeping. 3 weeks. My perfect infant still sleeps ALL THE TIME, but she has an uncanny ability to know when I am about to nap and go to bed. At those times, she becomes a suckling monster and absolutely refuses to sleep in her own space.
- Yesterday hubby realized that I was bordering on exhaustion and perhaps post-baby-blues and INSISTED that we use some gift money to pay for a day of babysitting. He'd been wanting me to do that and I kept refusing for financial reasons. However, HE WAS RIGHT. After staying in bed till 9:30, spending the morning snuggling Heidi, enjoying a brunch in which I didn't have to share, and then the freedom of housework without a "helper"... I felt like the monster that had been lurking just behind my shoulder was released. I felt renewed and happy. Yes, a day with just an infant was better than relying on copious amounts of coffee! And Hazel was SO excited to spend the day with her friends! A double win!
- A little TV is... OK. Can you feel my guilt? I KNOW all the literature says NO TV before age 2, but a 1/2 hour show every now and again is such a treat! Hazel will sit through quite a bit of it and since most of the show have music, she dances... so it's exercise, right!?
- Meal planning and cooking continues to be my nemesis. It's just not my favorite thing to do. Then I have to deal with the guilt of being a bad stay-at-home-mom when 5:00 rolls around, everyone is hungry and everyone is grumpy. So, I'm off to research "Freezer Meals" and http://www.thefresh20.com/ (something I stumbled upon recently. For a small monthly fee, you get weekly menus that use 20 fresh ingredients). Perhaps soon when hubby asks "What's for dinner?", I'll have an answer other than, "uhhh... perogies?"
I've blogged 2 days in a row! So, I'm gonna make it 3 by sharing a simple topic: WHAT I'm DOING!
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