Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 63: The Week of Babies

Wow, has it been a week since I posted last? Never fear! I have been writing faithfully every night. 3 nights I have spent working on a new short story, 2 nights beta reading, and the remainder working on lesson plans (drama!). I can't say much for my word count in the short story, but its not for a lack of time or effort - I've just been extra tired, and that means a lot of molasses thoughts.

So, a bit about my personal life. Why so tired? First off, it was one of those weeks where every one I asked got back to me with "Yes, let's get together." Yay for nice weather and play dates! We came this close to over booking ourselves and I went to bed early many nights.

So, of course this would be the week that... My friend had a baby! She was in labor for days and I was holding my breath for the good news! Yay for her healthy baby boy!

And then there's my baby. He's 14 months old as of today and recently we started putting him in the crib to sleep, but only last night did I dare count how many times he wakes up to "eat" each night. 4. In a 12 hour period (every three hours on average). Since forever. Now that I have to get up to comfort him it is officially destroying my sleep, and no 1 year old needs to eat that often at night. That's infant rates, that is! In fact, I'm sure it was partly my friend having a baby that motivated me to evaluate where we are at a year after our baby was born. We all deserve better sleep - including the baby!

So, he is learning. And learning involves being awake longer in the middle of the night. Temporarily... I hope. ;) And don't even get me started on mythical nap time!

All of this going on, and yet, this is not a list if excuses. I still wrote every night!

Who knows what adventures next week will bring? Amongst those adventures will be writing, as always! This nightly writing habit was the best idea ever.

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