Monday, August 22, 2005

Home alone with Baby

The boy started back at work today, and unfortunately for him Baby chose last night to play up until 2am. Not that it was completely uncharacteristic of her, but we'd given her one of those so-called relaxing deep water baths (she was in the tub with him) and was hanging loose right up until it was time for us all to go to bed.

As grumpily sleep-deprived as he was though, the boy managed to get to work without falling asleep at the wheel. It's been a few hours now on my own and I haven't yet had one of those momemts when Baby can only be consoled by her daddy (possibly because he doesn't smell like food, possibly because he's got a soothingly deep voice)- there's at least one of those every day.

It's quite tempting to encourage Baby to sleep the day away, since it leaves me free to snooze, do the dishes, blog or whatever - but I know that it would be a better idea to keep her awake so that she'll tire by evening. On the other hand, just because I decide that day time is play time, doesn't mean that Baby is going to go along with it. Boy, does she love her bouncy hammock.

I hope the midwife gets here soon; I'm dying to take Baby out in the stroller again.

12 comments:

mlwhitt said...

Glad to hear things are going well other than you and the boy being a sleep deprived with is bad enough in it's self I am sure. Glad to see you are still getting to blog. It's so cool reading your entries because it gives me a glimpse at what to expect next month.

EB said...

What is Baby like with Buffy theme music?

Pickwick said...

Woman, am I jealous or what? It all sounds too divine. Okay, I'm romanticising it, but you do sound happy to problem-solve in your new situation.

I've mentioned you in my latest post. Thought you might like to know.

Jon said...

Can't you take Baby out for a stroll without the midwife? How is your sleeping going? Are you getting enough?

Avery's mom said...

found you through Mlwhitt....I'm due with my first ANYTIME now.
it's nice getting to read about what I will have in store.

Violet said...

mlwhitt: yeah, every couple of days I manage to pop off into the next room and visit Cyberland while she's sleeping. I'm happy to report that I don't feel frazzled until early evening, by which time the boy is home from work and can take over!

eb: y'know, I havent really played any Buffy DVDs for several days now. Thanks for reminding me.

pickwick: no need to feel jealous, I'm sleep-deprived as hell and I don't get to sleep in my own bed much because I'm usually camped out on the couch in the lounge when Baby's hammock is strung up (thus allowing the boy to get some sleep at night).

jon: Oh, I just meant that I couldn't go out until after the midwife had visited because I didn't want to be out when she came over. I'm probably getting the right number of hours of sleep, but they aren't all continuous...

robyn: hi, and welcome to my blog. I'm glad you're enjoying my little journal, but be warned that your experience won't necessarily be anything like mine.

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glomgold said...

Eventually though the baby will prefer your voice to the man's right? Don't kids prefer female voices because their timbre is easier to understand? Or am I confusing things?

Violet said...

I have no idea, glomgold. At the moment it feels like I am the meal provider and the boy is the entertainment.