Baby Brain Conversations

Two Mercenas

(Why am I naming days?)

9/6/14, Day 14,004 (Mercena Day 22): Baby Brain Conversations

I look forward to creating a new reality TV series that will feature parents of newborns attempting to make simple decisions on too little sleep.

Yesterday’s episode of Baby Brain  Conversations was called “What Kind of Pizza?”, and featured two reasonably intelligent adult humans endeavoring to decide whether to order pizza or make a frozen pizza. Watch as they get lost in conversational loops of exhausted confusion! Laugh as they over explain utterly simple causes for their motivations! Gasp as the sounds from the baby monitor threaten to end their brief window to make this pivotal decision!

In between these gripping episodes, we had a morning visit from our neighbors and their two kids (ages 1 and 4), and then an afternoon visit from Will, Liz and their twins, Maddie and Liam (Maddie is the artist of the Mercena portrait above). It’s so helpful to share stories with folks who have been through this particular adventure.

The two-visit day made it difficult to get too much else done, especially as she went on an epic awake bender from 2:50PM up until she finally fell all the way asleep around 8pm. She’s never been anywhere near 5+ hours awake before, and she was fussy throughout, but then had a much better night’s sleep. This could be her adapting her circadian rhythms to daytime, or just another odd aberration on the Baby Journey.

Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…

Writing: 137 out of 173 days (KD and The Band)
Spanish: 127 out of 173 days
Music: 41 out of 78 days

What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?”)


Published by CorinnaSchulenburg

Artist and Activist

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