|I already have a plan for how to train daddy.|
Mrs. LIAYF, Lukas, and I are just thrilled to have the newest member of our troop under our roof, right where she belongs.
She wasted no time in making herself right at home and giving her room the stamp of approval - pooping there almost immediately. Pooping in a room always authoritatively seals the deal. She seems to rather enjoy sealing that particular deal, by the way.
And now that the week has begun, I am a temporary SAHD. That's Stay at Home Dad for those of you unfamiliar with parenting acronyms. I will be staying home with Annabelle through the middle of next January. That is, as long as the Myans weren't somehow RIGHT and we all cease to even make it to the holiday's - in which case my strategy of not buying any gifts until the very last minute will have paid off brilliantly. For the record, I'm still banking on my Amazon Prime membership coming in handy.
How are things going with Annabelle? All things considered pretty good. It's early, and we've had a roller coaster ride the first couple of days getting used to each other's idiosycrasies, but there have been some great moments. Like when she smiled the time I spoke to her in a German accent. "I sink you just filled zah diapah". Then again, she might just have been making a poop face. Good times.
Also, last night our little sweetie slept from 9:30 - 2:10. (That's actually 5 full hours on the Myan clock.) Mrs. LIAYF and I were in bed by 10:00 and so got a decent amount of sleep, and thus I am sane, drinking coffee, and writing this before she wakes up from her 5:30am sleep. Yes, there was another sleep and wake cycle between 3 and 5 am. So, not all the kinks are worked out just yet.
But we have time, she and I. Time to hang together and bond while Lukas is at school, and Mrs. LIAYF is at work. Time before my lovely wife, who seems to have a magic touch when it comes to babies, takes over full time care in the new year for a few months.
My goal is to have Miss Annabelle on a fairly regular routine by then. No, we aren't quite there just yet.
But we are working on it. Together. Wish us luck.