Life with a newborn is... well, difficult. Don't get me wrong, I'm seriously enjoying getting to know my daughter, but holy crap is it a shock to my system. It's frustrating and amazing all at once. It also throws my schedule completely off in every conceivable way. I'm glad I scheduled reviews to be put up for several weeks. I haven't read much, nor have I had time to. Between recovering from a c-section and learning how to take care of a newborn, I've been totally swamped. My life has been filled with bottles, diapers and stupid shows on netflix to keep me awake (Ice Road Truckers, anyone?).
Anyway, I am working on a few books. It's slow going. Very slow going, but it's going. I've learned that reading to Fiona when she won't sleep puts her to sleep almost instantly. Thus, I get some reading done, and a sleeping baby for a while. Then, if I'm not too exhausted I'll either stay up and continue reading (which is rare) or I'll sleep for a few. It's hard. She sleeps about 3 hours at a time and so I get 3 hour stretches of sleep. It's better than nothing but it's not a solid 8. I feel half dead all the time.
Here's what I'm working on right now:
I also am going between Kusiel's Justice and Awakenings, it just depends on my mood. I'm hoping to write a review within the week. I'm not sure if it will happen, though. Time is a funny thing these days and so is my mood, which I'm blaming on the post birth hormone swing. It's keeping me flitting from book to book. Sometimes I can't handle anything too dark or deep so I've actually (for the first time ever) read a book with romance in it and actually enjoyed it. Crazy how that works. I guess my book choices all depend on how my hormones are swinging that day. Fascinating, I know.
In other news, Fiona is an amazing baby. I keep expecting her to turn into a devil child, but she hasn't. She still rarely cries. She's incredibly alert, but sleeps quite a bit (and holy crap is she a deep sleeper!). She is very easy going and is kind of just sliding into our lives. I can't complain. I think I've only heard her really cry a handful of times and she's about 3 weeks old. I hope she's not saving it up for later. She gained about a pound at her 2 week appointment and has grown about an inch and a half. Her cheeks are really plumping up (and are SO CUTE!). She's also really loud. She's constantly grunting and groaning. Everyone who spends time with her is kind of shocked with how vocal she is. It makes napping hard because I am always waking up wondering if that was a grunt or an "I'm hungry" noise.
I'm exhausted and not really thinking straight. I seriously hope this post makes sense and wasn't too redundant.... or something.
Here's a picture I took of her about a week ago.