Sleep is a bit of an issue these days. Mom goes with baby to bed between 10 and 11, leaving Daddy to work. Sometimes Mommy joins Daddy in working after baby’s asleep. Then both parents go to bed. Then baby decides that that’s the night to wake a bit more often than usual, not just at 5:30 and 7:30. Mommy rises early to work, leaving Daddy not to sleep but to guard baby, who is (we hope) sleeping. Although the time we spend in bed is sometimes long enough (7-8 hours), the sleep is usually cobbled together from bits and pieces left over from the interruptions in those hours. Not the best preparation for long days of work and Katherine care. Kudos to those of you who mix a toddler’s sleep schedule with an infant’s: an early-to-bed but horrifically early-to-rise would just be a bit much for us right now.
Katherine is currently 17 pounds–a good 5-7 more than our cat, who is starting to look a bit worried about her competition. Poor thing: kind of sad to realize in the middle of life that you’re all fluff and nothing solid, right?