Last night, I believe, marked the end of Ellie’s two-week honeymoon phase, where she was sleeping pretty consistently for three- and four-hour stretches, and Kim and I had just started responding earlier to her feeding and changing needs before she started crying. I honestly can’t tell you how much sleep I got (or didn’t get), but I know there was one hour of getting the girl to sleep, about 20 minutes of shuteye for myself, and then another hour of getting her to sleep.
So today has been catch-up. Kim is currently sleeping now, and I’ve managed to get a little bit here and there. Ellie is also currently asleep in her Grandma Patty’s arms, which should be my signal to go lie down, but I’m awake now, and don’t feel like I can drift off just yet. (And so I’m blogging. There’s a disconnect there.)
It dawned on me earlier that today is a Thursday, and normally the world is awake and working. Thank God I’m a freelancer and have a flexible schedule anyway, because if I had to go back to a real job this week I’d be worthless. I’m even behind in returning phone calls (sorry neighbors!). My plan is to take a month off, though that’s really elastic at this point. For example, I wrote a TidBITS article yesterday based on a recent experience with my Apple TV. Speaking of, I’m working on the outline and update to my Apple TV Pocket Guide.
I’m not completely offline from work, but compared to the last six months, I feel like I’m sitting on a beach.
A beach with an adorable but sometimes screaming baby. It’s not a popular beach.