Sorry I haven't posted for a few days. We're developing a pattern. Wake up, eat, get dressed, go to grandma's, hang out 'till 4ish, go home and eat (not always in that order), play with mommy and daddy, little nap, bath time, eat, go to bed, late night feeding, back to bed and repeat.
Play time and bath time are the best. During play time he's holding his head so high and as soon as his mom is looking away he likes to roll over and crash into me. We finally get more regular smiles. It's wonderful. Bath time is even better. He loves the water so much, he kicks around and splashes, he's even discovered his feet and will often move them around and stare at them. Of course the bubbles are great. . . you know I love them. We pour water all over him and he gets excited and tries to drink all the water.
The crappy part is the time we have. By the time we're all home it's 5:00 and he goes to bed at 9:30. He eats for at least a half hour of that time and normally sleeps for an hour in there. Mornings we only have about an hour with him (again, including feeding). I know, "join the club." It still sucks, and I know it'll only get worse. Soon he'll be older and awake longer in a stretch, but bedtime will get earlier and earlier.
Parenting shouldn't be like this. Stolen moments with you child. . . Evenings and weekends. I know it is for everybody and for some it's worse. It doesn't make it better. You need money to raise a child right, you need a job to have money (normally), having a job means you can't raise your child yourself. . . and back again.
Tim Kubart in the studio
5 days ago