My last post was titled Back to Life…That was wrong. The first six weeks of Khali’s life had gone pretty smooth considering Nate and I had mentally and physically prepared for this, and we were both obviously off of work. The house is a mess, there’s no food in the fridge, there’s four loads of clean laundry on the guest bed to be dealt with and certainly none of it is mine since everything I own is covered in breastmilk or spit-up. But all of this was to be expected in those first six weeks so it didn’t really phase us. However, when Nate went back to work, and I decided to go back to work, I was delusional in assuming that I could keep up my previous standards and lifestyle with an infant. Like all of a sudden six weeks of life graduates her from a breastfeeding every two hours, up all night, burping, pooping, crying newborn?!? Duh, Raquel. Baby brain has completely taken over and now you have another human to take care of, and less brainpower to do so. He he he, the universe laughs.
So here I am writing my first post in five months! What’s changed? Well, for one, we are all sleeping through the night! Hooray!!! This is an enormous game changer. If you think that sleep depravation isn’t really affecting you, (I am in this foolish group,) then get a few full nights of sleep and get back to me. Secondly, I haven’t been working at all this past month partially because it’s so slow around the holidays, and partially because we all agreed that mommy needs a break to get her sh*t together. And I gotta say, hallelujah. My house is finally clean, (to my standard,) for the first time since baby. There’s plenty of food in the fridge, and warm, home cooked meals for dinner. And I am actually responding to text messages within 24 hours. Go me!
So I believe NOW I can say that I am back to life for real this time, but with the caveat that there are lower standards and slower timelines. And this will have to be okay from now on because I am doing my best, and everyone seems to be happy, which is really all that matters! I have so much more I want to write about and catch you all up on, and let’s hope it’s sooner than later! But for now, I will leave you with our new family pix with baby Khaleesi. I must thank my girlfriend Erica for taking the time to come over and photograph the madness that is my family. Some of you might remember that she also took my sexy maternity pictures a few months ago. Girl, you are an amazing photographer and amazing friend. Thank you!