let's catch up, shall we?
how will you remember september 2011? i will remember it as the time when i was hitting my stride.
a few weeks ago i sat indian style in our bedroom, at 10 o'clock at night, tweezing my brows. that's when i knew. if you are choosing brows over sleep, you have definitely hit some kind of post-baby stride. the sleep deficit has officially faded away. yaaaay! my first thought when i wake up is no longer "i need a nap today." i never understood the power, the privilege, of sleeping at night until now. now, i know. that rhythm is essential. getting back to it is like being able to take deep breaths.
and let me tell you about this magic 3 month mark. the weeks sandwiching this phase are full of prizes! sleep, smiles, and naps, squeaks and gurgles too! september was a huge growing month for miss Hadley. for all of us. i think she slept through the night every night! thank you, Lord! she even has a bedtime and sleeps in her own room. wow. we are so spoiled, i know. i love that she is getting so strong and stable- carrying her on my hip is a feeling i've been waiting for my whole life.
so blogging was pretty scaled back during september. life was full, and so were my hands, most of the time. before i had a baby, i didn't understand "two-handed time." now i understand very well! two hands all to myself is an uncommon occurrence; these minutes must be spent very thoughtfully. i am learning so much about being unselfish with my time! speaking of which, has anyone caught any episodes of that new show Up All Night? the one about having a new baby? i'm just wondering, in those scenes where the husband and wife are standing at the kitchen sink chatting, or one is doing laundry and the other is making a meal, or they are staring out the window spying on their new neighbors… so.. where is the baby? always sleeping? :)
one more thing before i hit the sack: you should read this. she's got it. it's exactly what i wanted to write mid-july, if i had only had some time with two hands. i love it!
October 3, 2011