I practically laughed out loud at the fact that I included the word “balance” in this blog post.
That’s always the goal, isn’t it? At least for me it is.
I thought I could pretty much keep going at the same pace that I was operating in prior to David being born. I wasn’t working behind the chair anymore, so surely I’ll have more time, right?
I learned early on that newborns and work are a hard combination.
So I started to evaluate the situation.
And after much thought a lightbulb went off in my head.
“Hire a babysitter you dope.”
And so I did.
She comes on Wednesdays for about 4 hours while I power away at blog-work upstairs in my office. It is, by far, the most productive 4 hours of my life.
And the best part is that it freed me up to enjoy just hanging with David during the day, instead of eagerly anticipating nap times so I can get work done. I can honesty say that I love staying home with him. I love getting him up in the morning and feeding him his bottle while Justin makes my breakfast for me. We have a little groove on weekday mornings that I so enjoy.
David will be four months old on Sunday. We’ve officially stopped referring to him as “__ weeks old” and are now saying months. It was time to stop. I would tell people how many weeks he was and they would give me a blank stare trying to do the math in their head.
And coming from a girl who still counts on her fingers, I felt inclined to do them a favor and simply tell them the months.
He’s grabbing toys and becoming very chatty. He likes to straighten his legs and “stand” with assistance, but hates sitting in the Bumbo.
He’s also seriously chunky. He has too many thigh rolls to count. It’s adorable.
He has started to suck his thumb and it’s heart-meltingly sweet. He never really took to the pacifier, so I’m glad he’s found something to soothe himself. I’ve heard that thumb-sucking can lead to a pretty jacked up grill, but if you had seen my teeth prior to getting braces you would know that I’m already planning on his teeth being jacked up. Of course, if he gets my husband’s teeth that wouldn’t be a problem. But come nap time, if he’s sucking his thumb and sleeping, there’s no way I’m going in there to pull it out!
We are taking a short road trip up to Virginia this weekend. I’ve flown with David 4 times, but I’m nervous about driving a long distance with him. Once he’s “done” with being in the car seat, he will let you know about it.
We might be making a few pit stops just to give him a breather from the car seat. Have you traveled by car with an infant? Do you have any tips for me?
I really love sharing little details about our life with you on Wednesdays. Thanks for reading!