Things my baby can do as we enter week 10:
- take a bath without screaming
- say "ooo," "ohh," and "guh" as if they mean something
- spit bubbles
In a couple of weeks I go back to work. After being with R practically 24/7 for two months, the idea of leaving the house without her for even a few hours is bizarrely unnerving. But I have discovered that I radically overestimated the amount of work I could do at home now that she's here, which is to say that I thought maybe I could do any work at all. So I'm doing a kind of Couch-to-5K approach to reentering the working world, where I practice letting D feed her once a day and be first responder while I dust off the several writing projects needing immediate attention, find the keys to my office, and gradually rebecome the kind of person who showers daily and speaks in words.