Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Month Two (+5)
Last night marked the end of a beautiful run of sleep. Little man had been sleeping six to seven hours a night. Quietly. It was amazing. We were trying to ignore this miracle in case we jinxed the run. We needn't have bothered, the heat did it for us.
This mini heat wave caused a power cut last night. That in itself wasn't the end.
Apparently when the power goes out an alarm goes on at the school across the street.
A very loud alarm.
While we laid awake cursing the noise and the heat, Pruin remained blissfully asleep. I won't lie, I was a little bit jealous.
Eventually the alarm turned off. That silence revealed two separate car alarms going off in the background. Little Man rustled, but clung to sleep.
Finally, only one car alarm remained. Little Man rustled and added grunting but we thought we were in the clear.
When silence prevailed, Little Man wailed.
If we weren't so hot and tired we would have laughed.
This past month offered up so many gifts. Pruin is smiling and 'talking.' Almost giggling. He recognizes Mum and Dad and gets shy when he catches his reflection in the mirror. He also recognizes the iPhone since we stick it in his face so often. He now watches TV. We aren't so pleased with this development. Especially since we don't get to watch it very often.
Two days ago he spent five minutes chewing my finger. I'm not looking forward to what comes next.
Yesterday he almost rolled over. The excitement in the room was perhaps disproportionate. We are easily amused these days.
The routine of Feed, Burp, Change, Cuddle remains.
The rewards are a bit greater this month, but it isn't all bliss. Last month I couldn't believe this was my life now. This month it's hare to remember my life being anything but this little man. I admit it isn't always a happy thought. On days he won't sleep and insists on day long cuddles I wish for a day off. Or just a few hours. I'm desperate for a haircut. I remember when clothes fit and I could sit and walk without pain and mourn the loss of my weekly yoga class and daily runs.
Then there are the days he sleeps easily, giving me a bit of time to myself (even if it isn't completely relaxing), and wakes with a smile and almost giggle. It isn't a haircut and I still can't sit easily, but it is something.
Watching a little human develop into a little person is a pretty amazing something.
Exhausting and frustrating, but amazing.