I’m still here but I’m not ready to reemerge from our nest. I say nest because a nest is a shelter and retreat for babies and young ones. Our baby is seven months old. Yup, seven months. And I’m not ready to fly yet. We still have periods of struggle. Our most recent is baby Omega waking up hourly all night long for several nights in a row. There is a reason why sleep deprivation is a torture technique… It’s hell. I bow in amazement to the parents who trudge through these episodes and still have to work. Your resiliency ought to earn you Olympic medals!
In the last four months I have also babysat for my friend’s 2yo for a few hours a day, 2-3 days a week. That meant a 4yo, two 2yos and a 3m old when I began sitting. Hence the no blogging.
Truth be told, I’m in no hurry to leave our nest. I like being with this beautiful family we have created. We still grocery shop and go to church weekly, but extra trips are kept to a minimum. Our days are spent cooking, coloring, reading, napping, cleaning and playing. I’m trying to soak up every bit of this baby while I can because it’s already going by too fast.