My sister-in-law and fellow new parent, Sabine, scoffed that “bee tee dubs, you haven’t posted in a bit, Irondad”. Fair.
So here’s what I’ve learned in the first few weeks of having Elijah home:
My spare room has a comfortable bed
Women are better with sleep deprivation than men
People love buying babies things
People love “helping” with your baby provided they aren’t crying, squirming, pooping, feeding, or barfing
The baby’s accessories are for you, and not the baby
If you want to do things you did before baby (B.B.), you need to adapt them to your life after baby (A.B.)
Point 6 is the subject of this post. And I think I’m doing well at it. For one, I’m riding to work and running when baby and mom are sleeping. Now I’d have a hard time qualifying for any World Championship with the volume I’m currently doing, but I do believe that this schedule is workable. Eli now also fits in his Baby Bjorn (see Point 5) which actually lets me do more of Point 6… for example, Eli and I are now tag-teaming Techno sets: I strap him to me, turn the volume down quite a bit, the bass and my head-bobbing soothe him to sleep. Win/Win.
So I’ve decided that thanks to Point 1, 5, and 6, I’m actually going to try a race this summer in August. I’ll keep y’all posted.