Also. You don't give up hobbies (i.e. blogging)for six month when your baby comes? Well, you're a better human than I am.
This is the first week where Baby V has gone to bed at a consistent time. She now has a bedtime of 6:00 p.m., but the process usually lasts until 7:00 p.m. So my quiet time begins at 7:00 p.m. I can eat dinner, put my feet up, chat with Blake, and now I can write.
I swear my child has a sixth sense about whenever I sit down at the computer to write. That, and when I try to take a shower. Both result in a grumpy sourpuss baby in record time. Generally speaking, she's a very happy and easy baby, but I think maybe she just gets lonely when I'm concentrating on something else?
I've resulted to laying her on a towel outside the shower while I sing silly songs to her and check on her every few seconds. I realize that this probably won't be ideal once she's able to crawl or pull up on the tub, but for now it gives me a few moments to attend to my hygiene. And now I have this lovely time in the evening to bore you all with my ramblings.
After six months of successfully keeping a baby alive, I can now attest to two things:
1. I stand in awe of all the mothers out there who have multiple children, or who go it alone. I never appreciated what a sacrifice that must be and how tired those mothers probably are. You have my everlasting respect.
2. The constant sickness through fertility medications, IVF, pregnancy, and then dealing with the miserable c-section...it was all worth it. Our baby is the best. The best, I tell you!
Virginia laughs at Bear constantly (and only at him, never at Blake or me no matter how silly a face we make or crazy a noise we make), gives big cheesy grins, almost sits up by herself, loves baths, thinks it hilarious when she burps or toots, and generally is just a big bundle of love.
We almost never call her Virginia, actually. Usually it's BooBoo. The first sounds she made were "boo" and for months she'd end every coo and gurgle with "a boo!" So there, you go. We're hoping she's a golfer because it would be an excellent golf name. Also, women's golf scholarships are maybe the easiest sport scholarships to get, so we're pursuing that angle.
On that note, it's hard to believe she'll ever be old enough for college. Heck, it's hard to believe she'll ever be old enough for kindergarten, but I've found that time has a way of speeding up (even the fussy days go by entirely too quickly), so I'm sure I'll be lamenting her leaving home before I know it.
Bear continues to be a lovable pest. Sometimes I wish he could go on vacation alone for a few days to give me a break from the mud and barking, but then he walks into the room and BooBoo squeals with delight and I decide it's all worth it. But talk to me tomorrow when my floors are a mess again and I may be singing a different tune. Every day is an adventure (and a circus) with those two.
Well, with that rambling post as my first step back into blogging, I'm going to say goodnight and try to catch up on some sleep while the going is good.