There’s something about five months that just feels so old. Like I’ve got a regulation sized baby on my hands these days instead of a tiny little bundle to blame my sleepless nights on.
The nights are actually harder now than they were before. The last month has been rough as Jack works some things out developmentally. There’s a lot going on both in his brain and in his body as he works on his first big physical milestone–rolling over. We haven’t slept this poorly since we were in the hospital.
So while mama works on not clawing her eyes out, this guy is trying with all his might to master the complicated maneuvering necessary to flip his little body from supine to prone. It’s harder than it looks.
And everything goes in the mouth for a thorough investigation. Can you see the cross-eyed determination?
I haven’t worked in several weeks and let me just tell you, this girl needs a break from full-time mamahood. It’s not all snuggles and sunshine. Luckily Nick has noticed the increasingly crazy look in my eye and took some time off next week so I can lock myself in a room and pretend like there’s not a baby in the house. Or, OMG, actually leave the house by myself. I’m fantasizing already about where I might go. Do you think there are any bars open on weekday mornings? Just kidding. Mostly.
Lucky for me he’s so adorable and sweet. It helps me get through the hard times. He’s even started to laugh lately. Not the happy-sounding coo that I thought of as laughter before. This is a straight up GIGGLE, and it appears to be reserved only for Daddy (who, to be fair, is far superior in the silly singing and dancing department).
Despite the sense that I’m becoming increasingly incompetent in the getting-your-baby-to-sleep department, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself because I have finally mastered cloth diapering. I’m planning a post about it soon. Cloth diapering and breastfeeding put together have saved us hundreds of dollars so far, making it possible for me to be exhausted in the comfort of my own home instead of deliriously regaling my clients with tales of sleepless nights.