We had a good day today. Lovely weather, nice walks, I got my work done (mostly), and wasn’t too overwhelmed. Val is back sleeping in bed with us after 3 or 4 weeks in her crib. T. thinks she sleeps better in our bed, but I sleep less… so it’s kind of a catch-22. Last night though we all went to bed at about 10, which helped… even though I was nursing her every 1.5-2 hours, I was able to drift off well enough side-lying. I did take one 1-hour shift on the couch (from 4 to 5 a.m. – it was delicious) but then she wanted to eat again… we kept it up until after 9 a.m. so somewhere in those 11 hours I got some good shut-eye.
It just doesn’t take much to drop me back into the despair zone.
Having my SIL here was WONDERFUL. She is GREAT with V., and it was just so comfortable having her stay with us. I think she had fun too. We let her know that we’d be glad to hire her as live-in nanny for the weeks when T. is going to be in Mongolia… although that’s not what she got her MBA for, so I hope she’s not insulted by the offer… but she’s between jobs right now and it would just make my day if she could do it. Our place is small and cramped but if we could work something out I’d be so happy.
Peace Corps was wrong: THIS is the toughest job you’ll ever love. It’s kicking my @$$ but good.