This week has been a crazy, crazy, crazy one.
First, life with a newborn baby. Whew! We are adjusting to a new routine that is dictated by this tiny thing in diapers, and are starting to figure him out. He loves to be swaddled tightly into a burrito with not one, but two blankets. He despises having his diaper changed and having his face wiped. He has a penchant for peeing mid-diaper change onto himself, which causes me to thank my lucky stars that we own a washing machine. When he is frustrated, he has the lungs to wail like a banshee. We are sleep-deprived, with little time for dishes, showers or responding to email. I will say, though, every night after we’ve all survived another day, and I kiss the nose of our son and inhale his wonderful baby smell, I know it is undoubtedly worth it.
Second, I injured my back last week while bending over to pick up my son. Who does that?! For days, it has hurt like crazy to sit, stand and lie down. The worst? Sitting while nursing the baby at 3am in the morning. Of all the things I anticipated needing to recover from post-delivery, a strained back was not one of them. A visit to a chiropractor may be in order soon. Ugh.
Third, we’re still in the process of buying a house. We found a great place nearby, and put an offer on it. A few days later our offer got accepted, and we began escrow yesterday. Yay! Thus begins the meticulous process of house inspections, loan approvals, and ten thousand other things that need to happen before we can actually call the house our own. We may be psychotic for doing this while adjusting to parenthood, but I am dreaming of the day we get the keys to our own home.
I need a bit of normalcy. Tell me, what have you been up to this week?