the IT city, the I.T. Baby


I am starting to really miss my baby and she’s right here

Sleepy baby after having been awake 38 minutes
Sleepy baby after having been awake 38 minutes

I see her every day, but every day she’s a tired sleepy little mess of a baby in a growth and teething spurt so I get her for about 30 minutes before she either wants to play alone or fall asleep.

It’s been an interesting couple of months as she’s transitioned from not being able to sleep anywhere except attached to my neck to only being able to sleep in her crib or in the car. What’s not been quite so interesting is that at the moment in this current spurt she wakes up, wants to play, eat, then go back to sleep.

When she gets home from daycare it’s a quick rush to feed, bathe, and get some time in with the baby before her internal power source shuts down and it’s a mad baby waiting to go to sleep.

I get her on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the increasing naptime and grumpiness associated with teething have turned these days into management days as there are fewer and fewer minutes of happy baby before “feed me,” “change me,” and “feed me while you’re putting me to bed!”

My old HTC EVO 3D makes for a music box and a toy for Maggie

There was a time a few months back in the absolute depths of sleep deprivation that this sounded like something of a dream, and it’s translated into a little bit more sleep for me, but my exposure to Maggie is dealing with a mostly cranky baby who wants food, sleep, and some alone play time. I can be squeezed into her schedule if time allows.

My guess is this will not last terribly long, this growth spurt started a couple of weeks ago and probably will last another two to six weeks and then I’ll have a less sleepy baby. With eight teeth and two more on the way that are visible I can only imagine that the more awake awake baby is going to be a demon with teething pain.

Interesting times, wrapping this up as baby is awake again and I need to zombie her.

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.