Ahhh, parenthood of a 3 week old. Seems simple, doesn't it? Well, it is if you are said 3 week old's daddy. I am beginning to understand hubby's desire for a baby.
A little background- Justin has always wanted kids, from the moment we got married. I had just turned 24 when we married 7 years ago (ok, almost 8), but I wanted a little time. So, after a little more than 3 years of marriage, I decided that I was ready to give this parent thing a shot. Hubby was very relieved. We had actually had fights about him wanting to start a family immediately and me wanting to wait. He was ready, ready, ready.
Now I know why.
A day in the life of hubby: Get up about 6 or 6:30 am Feed baby change diaper put baby back in bassinet baby cries put baby in bed with mom take a shower get ready for work go to work arrive home a little after 5 have baby thrown at him feed baby change baby get baby to sleep eat dinner watch tv go to bed around 10 or 11
Sounds nice, eh?
Day in the life of mommy: Have baby handed to you around 7 am try to find a comfortable sleep position in which to not squish baby and keep one hand on the pacifier so that it remains in baby's mouth Keep trying to get baby to fall asleep Baby and mommy fall asleep around 9 am Feed baby around 11 change diaper Feed baby around 2 change diaper feed baby around 4 change diaper 5 o'clock hand off to daddy pay bills update website check email do laundry prepare dinner feed baby at 10 when she wakes from daddy induced nap change diaper entertain baby until 1 am feeding make a pallet on the couch with baby in a position that again allows for pacifier to remain in mouth feed baby around 4 am change diaper try to fall asleep on couch-no luck hear daddy come in and ask if he can take the baby so you can go to bed in a real bed make it to the bed around 6 am
Yes-this is my life. Now, I know that I am on maternity leave and he is actually working. I know that he has to be in an office all day. He would feel bad if he read this. I don't want to hurt his feelings, but this morning, he says to me as he is leaving for office bliss, "Honey, I am leaving. I fed HK and changed her diaper twice so you could sleep." NO WAY!! Really-what a hero!!!!! Like he is going to win some kind of diaper dad award or trophy or ribbon. I sat straight up and gave him a big THUMBS UP!!!
He did catch the sarcasm.
I turn into quite a little you-know-what with lack of sleep-you don't have to tell me. I know I do.
It's just me-and all of my idiosyncrasies. I work full time, I am married, and I love my dog. We just adopted a baby girl. I am completely contradictory, I am a girlie girl, and I am impatient. I like breakfast for dinner. I like apples and peanut butter. I like wine. I like entertaining. I like sleeping. I like labels and I can be a b-with an-itch when I want to be or am pushed. I want to give my baby every opportunity in the world, and I want to teach her values and the rewards of hard work. I want more children and am scared to death of the uncertainties of adoption even though I have already done it. I love my husband. I hate that I weigh the most I ever have in my whole life. I want my husband to make a zillion dollars a year, and I want him to put up his laundry and clothes when I ask. I want what most people want-and here is my story-day by day!