The latest challenge in my world is having a baby instead of a newborn.
My newborn used to sleep and feed in two hour cycles - he would wake, feed, be awake for 1 hour and then sleep for 1 hour. He would have a 2 hour sleep in the middle of the day. I used to have oodles of sleep time to do the house and my work.
Now I have a 3 month old baby.... He is awake for 2 to 3 hour stints at a time. When he sleeps it is for 45mins to an hour and god forbid he has to be entertained when he is awake. No longer can I just put him on his playmat to play by himself. He needs someone to talk to all the time.
This new reality is hard and it has taken some processing. I was getting frustrated that I didn't have the time when he used to sleep. It is so much harder to get the things done in a day.
Now I need a completely different mindset - I ask myself why I want him to be asleep instead of interacting with him and seeing his personality grow? Why do all the chores in the house and my work take priority over being with my boy?
I need to chill............. I need to rearrange my priorities............
I need to enjoy my baby.