No, I didn't expect to NOT be tired...but when I looked at the clock at work this morning I almost fell off my chair when it read 9:30. Last night was a rough one as Cristina didn't really go down until 2 am when she normally hits the hay at midnight. And then Bill takes the next shift (thanks honey!)
But all I wanted to say when my alarm went off at 5:45 was "OUCH!"
"Baby steps", I said to myself..."just make it to 11 and you can go home for a visit and snuggle with Cristina at lunch."
And guess what???...it worked.
And what a happy Papa I was when she was up and alert and I got to feed her...
...only for her to go back to sleep on my shoulder (after some good gas -- wonder who she takes after?)
Evidence of my sleep deprivation (my eyes look cock-eyed!)
SO..."BABY STEPS" is the theme for getting back to work this week...and the theme just may carry over in to next week, and the next, and so on. That is, if this week is any indication of how it will be in the future. But if the trade-off is I get to hang out with my little girl (and hunky hubby -- who loves ya, baby?) I guess I can survive on minimal sleep for the time being.
In the meantime, congratulations to Jason and Adrian on their successful Delhi arrival and the discharge of Olivia and Clara! And a HUGE, I MEAN HUGE!!! congratulations to Kevin and Jeff on the birth of their beautiful baby boy Baxter. Cristina has lots of good birth year company out there. Next step is to coordinate a visit.
Let's all meet in Hawaii in 2013!
OH and P.S. Did anyone watch the Oprah interview on OWN with Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka? I loved the part where Oprah revealed her "A-ha! moment" about gays having kids, and how much it takes (emotionally, financially, etc) to have them...which really shows how much we really do WANT children. Not saying anyone who isn't gay doesn't want their kids...but it really expressed the way I have been feeling over the past several years, big time. Bill and I wouldn't have worked so hard to be parents if we didn't really, truly, want to have a child. We could have given up easily, but we didn't...and so, so glad we followed through. Ok...this is a really long postscript...signing off now.