Friday, June 27, 2008

Tedium

I had a crazy fantasy the other morning. I dreamt that I was attending one of my work departmental meetings (at 9am!). I am sorely tempted to ask one of my colleagues to periodically email me some status reports so I can see what is going on. I am jealous of M being able to go out to work still and have been thinking how wonderful it would be to return to work early.

I have moments when I really enjoy spending time with Little Planet, and to be very honest she's been a much easier baby to look after compared to the other babies in my antenatal group, aside from some settling/digestive issues which will pass when her digestive system matures around 12 weeks. But it's difficult to get used to the tedious, relentless cycle of feeding, burping, settling, sleeping 24 hours a day. I have to train myself to get into a zen, in-the-moment state when doing these things.The magical moments make it so worthwhile, but I don't think I was quite prepared for the repetitiveness of the early newborn weeks.

Little Planet milestones:

She’s stretching her limbs more, digging her heels into whatever surface she is lying or sitting on, straining to hold her neck up, doing half turns to the side when on her back, tracking a toy from left to right and back again, grasping my hand or the bottle with a firmer grip. At her 2.5 week weigh-in she was 9 lbs 1 oz.

3 comments:

mumbaigirl said...

I don't know much about babies, but maybe the routine will become elss tedious once she has grown a few weeks. They change so quickly.

Planethalder said...

Hi MumbaiGirl. Yes, her routine will always be changing. But I just wanted to capture how it feels at this moment in time - as record so I never forget as babies change so much.

mumbaigirl said...

Of course. And we enjoy reading it!