Today I fell asleep in the comfy chair.

Maggie and her chair

My chair is not a place I’d ever sleep. Not because it’s uncomfortable, but because I cannot sleep sitting up. This was most evidently horrible on the 20-something hour flight to Australia I’ve taken a couple of times, although I think the last time I actually managed to get pass-out levels and woke feeling absurdly horrible.

But today, 11 weeks into my baby’s life, I fell asleep sitting up without a bit of warning. I mean, I know I’ve been tired for a while, and I feel like I have winter bones now as something about my sleep is on-edge constantly, but man I did not know at nearly 2.5 months I’d not recovered from the infant invasion force.

It’s not really anything spectacular, but I woke up feeling rested for perhaps the second time since Maggie was born. I’ve actually had a pretty productive and good day, even if it did start a few hours late due to my passing out and getting to work way way late (and subsequently staying way way late).

For the first time in a while I’d say my mental capacity has reached about the 85%+ range, so I can think reasonably again, which has been something I’ve been missing for the past few months. I don’t claim I’m 100%, I still seem to consider things a lot longer than I used to, but at least I’m not feeling like I’m 50 years older than I actually am.

So, all in all, at 11 weeks, happy baby, sleep somewhat manageable, brain returning, know the next update I write will probably not be so pleasing but damn it’s a nice day and I’ve got a great little munchkin these past couple of days, other than some psycho freakouts.

[need pic of comfy chair, too lazy to go downstairs and take it]

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.