A month since I have even looked at my blog. It's not that I haven't been blogging. I've been composing them almost daily, it's just the sitting down and typing I haven't quite managed. :)
I am currently typing one-handed with an angelic baby daughter just going off to sleep in my other arm. They are truly beautiful at times like this. Of course devil child will magically reappear within seconds should I attempt to put her down! But still, I have enough time just now for half an hour of cuddles, and these times are to be savoured.
Crash is en route home from an overnighter in Melbourne for the second time in a week. First trip coincided with bub's vaccination, and resulted in me getting no sound sleep at all, and aout 4 hours of kinda sorta sleep with a wriggly, unhappy baby next to me. Deep joy. This time was quite different though. I decided to give the boys my full attention at bath and bed time rather than failing to make any of them happy. So other than her actual bath, Elissa was left in her bassinet to scream herself silly during this part of the evening. (I did go in periodically so she knew she wasn't abandoned, but I don't think she was convinced.)
Anyway, when I finally took her downstairs to feed her, I put her down on her tummy for a moment while I went off to get a drink and otherwise prepare for 30 - 45 minutes on the couch, and by the time I got back she was asleep and stayed that way for an hour. When she finally woke up, she fed much better than usual at this time and then ... went to sleep in her bed and didn't wake up until 5am! If only that could be repeated! I can live with half an hour of full on screaming if it avoids 4 hours of squirming, whinging and general unhappiness.
So I was well rested enough today to deal with work. I was in the city and felt in complete control. I managed to resolve multiple issues all on the fly. It felt good. Ginny had bub in the pouch wandering around the city. I am so glad to know my useless, scatter-brained state is really only caused by lack of sleep and will go away once bub is settled.