Let’s start this post by talking about sleeping habits, both mine and my daughters. Petra has gone to bed everyday for the past week at 9pm. She has slept until about 3am, when she wakes to eat for about 20 minutes. She then goes back to sleep until she wakes up on her own, happy as a clam, in her own crib at around 7am. I don’t know how we managed this but it has been amazing for me, to be able to get some decent sleep for the first time in 2 months. I say “decent”, it could be better but I have no one to blame but myself. I should sleep when the baby falls asleep and still, I am up until about midnight reading. I never learn. Can you even believe I just spent a whole paragraph talking about sleep and sleep schedules? This is it, guys. This is the #momlife.
I’m fascinated by all things “baby”. How she distracts herself, what is it that triggers her adorable smile, how many wet diapers she has in one day. It’s all part of it, part of the glamorous life of being a new mom and having this little eleven pound nugget consume your thoughts and actions. Even after she’s fallen asleep, I can’t help but wonder what I could have done differently with our day and I really miss her when she sleeps. It’s kind of a bummer because I know this time is so short and sweet and soon she’ll be at daycare and I’ll be working again and I’ll wish I was at home instead.
She’s such a good baby though. How did we get so lucky? She doesn’t cry BUT she has these little outburst to get your attention. Her voice is adorably squeaky and sometimes the only way to get her to take a nap when she’s fussy is to hold her tiny face against mine as we pace our apartment.
Petra is seven weeks old today. Seven whole weeks! Where does the time go? Can it really be true that she’s going to be 8 weeks old in just a matter of days? The more time passes, the more cognizant she becomes and during playtime, my mind wanders and I think about what she’s going to be like in another whole month. It’s so bittersweet to be so excited and yet so sad to think that time is fleeting. Can I just hold her and she can stay this size forever?