1. Typing blog posts
2. Making oatmeal
3. Reading books about how to bounce a baby in one arm while singing a made up song and trying to accomplish a third task
4. Sending videos and pictures to far away loved ones
5. Calling my mother or mother-in-law to beg the use of their arms
Notice this list doesn't include the following:
1. Taking a shower
3. Changing my clothes
4. Using the bathroom
5. Or any other form of self maintenance
There were certain things about bringing Claire home that I had anticipated, but I did not expect her to be quite so snuggly. In fact she has decided that nothing is worth doing unless she is being held. This includes sleeping (at all hours), and being bathed (yes this requires multiple arms and hands).
The first night we had her home she was all confused on what "night time" meant. She was under the impression that "night time" = "play time" and she spent from midnight until 5am wide awake. This was confusing for us because she wasn't fussy, there wasn't anything wrong we could fix, but at the same time she wasn't willing for us to put her down either. Any time we tried to lay her down she would cry, then as soon as we picked her up she stopped and would make googly eyes at us. How could we resist?
So last night we decided to help her learn about night time. Around 8pm we turned down all the lights and got really quiet. She picked up our cues and slept through the night (minus needing to be changed and needing to eat). However, she still didn't want to sleep by herself - so we took turns holding her on the sofa while the other one would nap in our room.
My favorite moment of the night was walking out to relieve Mr. San Antonio and finding them both sound asleep - with Claire all curled up on his chest. I would have left them there longer if she hadn't been sleeping for 4+ hours and needing to get some food in her belly.
My second favorite moment of the night was watching her smile every time she passed gas. So undignified. So un-lady-like. So absolutely adorable.
Today on the agenda is:
1. Take a shower
2. Dress myself
3. Feed myself
4. Clean up the explosion of baby stuff that has taken over our living area
5. Enjoy little Claire as much as I can
We'll see how much of that I can do with one hand...
The Pampered Bird