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First off, thank you all for your well wishes! I've been having a hard time commenting lately because frequently I have one (or both) hands occupied by a small human, but I do have a ton of time to read.

Half the day I spend trapped under a baby. The other half I try to get life done. I guess sleep happens in there somewhere?

On the one hand, the days and nights are blurring together and before I know it, it's time to sleep (for a few hours) or wake up or it's the next day. I'm a little sad about this, but also completely okay with the way time is just... going, because then the newborn phase will be over with before we know it and maybe we can both get an uninterrupted 4 hours of sleep again. Soon.

While I have come to enjoy spending the midnight hours with Lady Jr, the lack of sleep is hard. I've noticed my anxiety spiking the more exhausted I get, so I'm trying to be better, but... yeah. Lady is also having a hard time. Honestly, no one does well on little sleep.

In other news, I can write again. I'm so so glad that weird no-imagination thing did turn out to be related to pregnancy hormones. It was a little scary. But then it was like the switch was turned back on and suddenly I can write 500 words, easy peasy, again.

In other other news, I have further progress on the cryptic news front. There is the growing potential for something both incredibly awesome and incredibly challenging. I got more deets today and it's like holy shit - I really hope this is a thing that happens, but wow will it be way more work and commitment in a really short time than I could have expected. Considering the short timeframe, hopefully I'll know whether or not this is a thing very soon. In the meantime, cross your fingers for me.

In other other other news, my wife's birthday is this weekend and I have no idea what to do for her since we're both covered in newborn and kind of out of it. Totally open to suggestions.

Date: 2016-10-20 02:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] audesapere.livejournal.com
"my wife's birthday is this weekend and I have no idea what to do for her since we're both covered in newborn and kind of out of it. Totally open to suggestions."
I don't know her at all, but any way to just order something in, like really fancy? Maybe hire a personal chef for a night and have a romantic night in?

Date: 2016-10-20 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spryng.livejournal.com
I didn't even think about that. I guess because the first thing that comes to mind is pizza, but I'm sure there are other places that deliver. Thanks for the reminder - I'll see what's around.

Date: 2016-10-21 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] audesapere.livejournal.com
not so much delivery, i guess, as maybe putting up an ad, asking for any recent culinary school grads who want to make some cash, hiring housecleaners for the day and then having the chef put together a nice romantic in-home dinner AND THEN DO THE DISHES. Can't be more than a couple hundred but sounds like it would be a gift to all of you.

Date: 2016-10-20 02:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladibug21.livejournal.com
My b-day was 1 month after Emerson was born and all I wanted was an uninterrupted nap and some really good food.

I was a mess from sleep deprivation after E was born, it sounds like the two of you have a really good smart handle on things. I found that the less I slept, the more anxiety I had, and round and round.

Date: 2016-10-20 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spryng.livejournal.com
And the more anxiety, the harder it is to sleep. Omg yes.
I'll have to look into the food. I have an idea for breakfast, but it'd be nice to have a tasty dinner.

Date: 2016-10-20 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lantairvlea.livejournal.com
Order in dinner and dessert. If you're comfortable having someone watch the baby you can have them sit with her while you two enjoy a quiet, baby-free meal and maybe a movie or something.

Just remember, this phase too shall pass. Enjoy her staying where you put her because she'll be scootching around and grabbing everything in reach.

Edit: We discovered Grub Hub while we were in CA, a service that picks up and delivers from places that don't normally deliver food.
Edited Date: 2016-10-20 09:06 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-10-23 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-verb.livejournal.com
Grub Hub is AWESOME!

Date: 2016-10-23 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-verb.livejournal.com
I had a nearly five month old by the time my birthday rolled around, but everyone was sick. I think we took a rain check and Scott and I just took a weekend away when everyone was better and more fit to travel.

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