Over 40 mama — Adventures in poop, patience, and first-time parenthood

4 weeks – (reposted from May 17)
June 16, 2008, 4:28 pm
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We measured the bean’s length last week – she’s was 3″ longer than she was when she was born. Amazing – three inches in three weeks. Plus as I mentioned, she’s eating like it’s going out of style.

She’s also become much more vocal — gurgling and sputtering and grunting. She’ll lie in her bouncy seat and riff on for a half an hour. Sometimes it escalates into crying; most of the time, she ends up falling asleep. Sometimes she gurgles IN her sleep. I think we have a talkative one on our hands. 🙂

I am really sleep-deprived. I am also starting to need alone/quiet/sanity time. Are these factors related? Perhaps.  After being relatively patient for the better part of the last month, I finally hit my limit. I went to a play last night with my friend M, and it was SOO MUCH FUN to get out of the house, go see a performance and talk about it! No kids, poo, diapers — no whining about sleep-dep, or sore nipples. Yes, yes, it was FUN!! ANd I came home with such a gratitude for my little family. 🙂

So I have made a pact with C to ensure I get regular outings. Phew.


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