With something this cute in the house with you. Finn is 4 months old and I’ve read exactly 6 (almost 7) books. I expected to not read any the first month or so, but to my surprise I managed to finish 2 books when he was about 3 weeks old. Those early days all he wanted to do was sleep on me and nurse. I couldn’t leave the couch. Which was great for reading…not so much for eating or showering.
Then he turned 4 weeks old and started crying…and didn’t stop for 5 more weeks. I don’t know what to call it, colic, a fussy baby whatever it was, my time was spent trying to get him to sleep/stop crying or crying with him. So minimal reading was done. Thankfully the little cutie has been a happy baby for awhile now. He spends most of his time looking like that picture and who could possibly read a book with that smiley cooing baby looking at you.
I have managed to get a little more reading in these last few weeks. I miss you guys and I miss blogging. I’m hoping I can get back in the swing of things in the next few months, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to put in the effort I used to. For example, I’m typing this one handed as we speak because there’s a baby asleep on me. One handed typing is very time consuming! I do really want to get back to commenting on your awesome posts and tweeting more. I’m going to work on it. I might post some baby related stuff soon too. Anyway, here’s a bit more on what I’ve been up to:
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Joyland by Stephen King (audiobook)
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (I’m reading a print copy of this and that makes for slow reading since I usually only have one hand.)
Fault Line by Chirsta Desir or The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater.
I also decided to take the stay-at-home-mom plunge. I think I mentioned earlier in the year that my job was eliminated back in March. They gave me a new position, but it really wasn’t worth going back to after my leave was up. Plus, Finn was still inconsolably crying then. That made the thought of working even 20 hours a week impossible. So we decided that me staying home was probably the best for us for now. You working moms get allllll my respect. I don’t know how you do it all.
I’ve rambled enough. I just wanted to update you guys. I miss you!