Brittany is on an overnight business trip so it’s just me, Rose and the fur babies until tomorrow. This is the second time we’ve been on our own for the entire day and night, and I was fortunate Little Rose did so well the first time – she slept and ate on schedule.
I think she was taking it easy on me.
Since this isn’t our first go-round, I’m not nearly as scared as I was then. The days have become pretty routine – eat, change diaper, play, sleep, repeat. And we bought a Zipadee-Zip sleep blanket which seems to help her sleep better. Basically, I’ve perfected this stay-at-home daddying thing. (Sarcasm, in case you didn’t feel it. So very much sarcasm.)
Nighttime, on the other hand, is when I’m still not used to being alone, because that’s when bath time and bedtime happen, while finding time myself to cook and eat. Also, my sleeping is different since I have to be more alert to the baby monitor, as well as knowing I will probably have to wake up anywhere from 3- 5am instead of my much preferred later time.
Rose and I are finding our rhythm, and she’s beginning to be so much fun. She has started making different noises, as well as copying facial expressions and noises we make. She’s grabbing toys, clothing, and my mouth. The mouth grab is the most interesting, because her nails grow SO FAST, and they’re SO SHARP. It seems she needs them cut every other day. She’s beginning to get a little personality. And she’s absolutely, without doubt, the cutest baby in the history of mankind. Though I may be slightly biased.
I haven’t had an opportunity to work on any projects over the last week or so, but we are planning some pretty big ones in the near future. Currently we have a formal dining room and an office / playroom, both of which are closed off in their respective areas to the rest of the house. So we’re going to move the office to the other side and TEAR DOWN WALLS!!!!! to create an open living / dining room, doubling the livable space, while still being open to the kitchen.
Demo Day will be here soon. I’m beyond excited. Hopefully we can start working on that in the next month or so, but there’s not a definitive time frame just yet.
I hope everyone’s Halloween was fun. We ended up not doing much and missed out on first Halloween costume pictures. Lame. But we’re already looking forward to next year’s costume opportunities.