I had really thought that by 5 months we would have this whole baby thing down and I would have more time to post, but nope! Not happening! After Maddie's ear infection we had to start over from scratch. She is finally allowing me to put her down in her jumperoo or swing for a little bit, but she is not too keen being left with daddy right now. While a part of me is happy that she likes me more (she was such a daddy's girl) I wish that she would go to him and not scream bloody murder. It totally ticks her off if I leave her side. She only does this with him and we have no idea why. And I know that it hurts his feelings especially since he was the favorite for the first 4 months.
Another bad habit that she has developed and not quit broken yet is that when she wakes up for middle of the night feeding (that I cannot break her from doing) she will not, under any circumstances, go back to her bed. She insists upon sleeping in my arms. I woke up this morning so contorted that not only was my arms and leg asleep, but my left side of my face was numb as well. All the way up to my eyebrows! Crazy feeling! We have a guest this week and it is easier to keep her in our room, but this week we will go back to putting her in her room and for her midnight snack I will feed her in her room and return her to her bed right away. And keep doing it until she gets the hint. Or until sleep deprivation overtakes me and I give in and bring her to bed with me.
I used to work full time, be active in my church and help my hubby with his non-profit and I still had more time that I do now. How is that possible?? There never seems to be enough time in the day. Yet I never accomplish anything. All I do is care for one small baby, cook, do laundry and occasionally clean. How is it that one small person can overtake your whole life?? My day now revolves around her naps, feeding and poop schedule. But I love it! I really do!! And I am itching to try again. I want a house full. But maybe that is just the sleep deprivation talking.