Mondays have become more of a bummer since having the baby. Before the baby, one week was just another week that wasn’t much different than the previous one. It’s not like I was missing much while I was at work. The older our little girl gets the faster she seems to evolve. For example, about three weeks ago she first started trying to feed herself with finger food. The first day didn’t really go all that well and more ended up on the floor than in her mouth. But by the end of the week she was two fisting it with a new sense of purpose in life!
During the week, if she wakes up early enough I get to see her for a few minutes before leaving for work. And I normally only get to see her for about an hour or so in the evening when I get home. I do bath time at around 7:00, read some books and then it’s lights out by about 7:30. So needless to say, when she has a big week of advancement I largely don’t get to be a part of it. Fortunately, Karen gets to stay at home and often documents many of the “first” moments of things on video so I get a better sense than most working parents.
Today was my live fantasy football draft which began at 6:00 this evening. Because of the timing, I didn’t get to see my little girl at all this evening . Although, this morning I got to retrieve her from her crib, change her poopy diaper and deliver her to the teats before I left for work. And then my wonderful wife pinged me just before lunchtime to see if I wanted to meet them out for lunch. As luck would have it I was available and was able to spend some time with them during my lunch break. So today wasn’t a total loss on that front.
On the plus side, Monday is almost over, leaving just four more days before the long weekend. Now I’m just left wondering what the heck happened to the first 8 months of the year?