So a couple of weeks ago, Nadi started going to sleep around 10pm for the night, without waking all the way till Fajr. (insert dance of joy here). The first time it happened, k and I just sat there waiting for the requisite 2 hours feed call. It never happened. The next night, the same thing happened. In anticipation of him waking, I found myself in limbo, unable to pick up the phone to make a call, or go online or take a bath. However the following day, with bated breath, I actually suggested we put on a movie or call over some friends.
Sometimes having a baby makes you forget what it is that you did before you actually had a baby. Did we really just throw away all that free time doing nothing? Now when Nadi goes down for a nap, I have a whole list of things I need to accomplish in that time period, all while mentally making a list for the next down time. You can have all the help in the world (or none) but you will still have things which only you can do, of course.
Having been given some of our time back has taken some getting used to. Now, sans Nadi, the first couple of nights, k and I were a bit confused. Happy, yes, but confused. All this luxury of time without the fear of feed calls? What is one to do with such heady freedom? Slowly, surely you redsicover the “time together” that is not regulated by His Lordship. Your mental to do list starts to calm down and everything is not done in a state of frenzied acitivity. Slowly, you start remembering what life Before Baby was sorta kinda maybe like.