Steven and I had a talk this week about moving our relationship back up to the top of that to-do list. It's so easy to not take care of each other because we are so busy taking care of the baby and our jobs and ourselves. One of the things that I offered to do to help carry this out was to stay up at least until TEN O'CLOCK PM. Most adults stay up much, much later than this I understand. Not I. I have always been an early to bed person. I'm also trying to get all of my schoolwork done by 4 or 5, even if I have to stay at school to do it (the last place I want to be after 3pm) so I can come home and be quasi-carefree and spend QUALITY time with my family.
I'm very lucky to have a husband like Steven who doesn't let any of these issues stay on the back-burner. I cannot tell you how much I love that human.
I have been so excited about today. I was going to spend a day at home with Davie cleaning and just eating her up while Steven is teaching all morning and afternoon. It hasn't gone exactly as planned. Davie is SUPER-needy today . . . even for a 6 month old. Something is up with that gal. I would swear she is teething, but I see NOTHING. She has pooped three times already today, and is running a little fever. Also, unlike the usual laidback Davie, she cries anytime she cannot see me. That makes it a little difficult to clean while she's awake.
I've been thinking (for like 6 months now) about when to wean her from the pacifier and the swaddler and maybe letting her cry it out for naps and bedtime. But everytime I get serious about it, something happens like a growth spurt, or sickness, or I think she is teething. I don't know, we might wait til Spring Break and have Baby Boot Camp to get all these things under control. Then again, maybe not.