Wednesday, October 01, 2008
(If someone could invent a device where I could channel my thoughts to a blog post, or an other written electronic form, so when I have a quiet moment to be still and think, but I'm not in front of a computer, I can get my thoughts down rather than trying to rehash them later.)
Where to start?
Winter saw us all stricken (and in the girls' cases, twice each) with various bugs. I was busy nursing for 2 sick girls, then a sick husband, then sick girls again, before finally succumbing myself, and in turn needing looking after! Touch wood we're all well now, and with Spring well and truly here and the weather finally warming up, hopefully we'll keep that way until at least August next year now. ;)
Both girls are growing so fast! Eva is now 6 months old, eating solids, getting around a little via rolling. Ariana's vocabulary (in both languages) is continuing to expand rapidly. They are both wonderful little girls, who absolutely adore each other.
I've been struggling a bit trying to find the right work-life balance. I've been alternating between staying up really late to get some solid work done, which means other nights I have to go to bed ultra early or spend the bulk of one of the days on the weekend catching up on sleep (between Eva's feeds), which is far from ideal. I ended up quite run down, which is why I ended up getting sick. So I'm trying to find a better balance, which is still tricky as there is usually at least one little one still awake even at 9:30 or 10 pm, so I can't sit down and really concentrate until about 10 pm or later. That's a bit tricky to solve right now - we've tried putting Ariana to bed at a set time (8:30 pm), but if she doesn't want to sleep, she screams and screams, which in turn wakes Eva up, who likewise starts crying. In time that will hopefully get easier, but for now I'm not really sure how best to tackle the situation, apart from continuing to have some nights where I go to bed around 2am so I can get 4 solid hours of work done a few nights a week.