Yesterday was the first day for Lyra and me at home alone together – Adam’s back to work. I haven’t really got this figured out yet in terms of finding the balance between taking care of Lyra, taking care of myself, and finding ways to entertain myself. I haven’t even vaguely thought about how to develop some adult relationships outside the apartment. I’ll probably start taking Lyra out for walks in the park every day, I’m told that’s effective. I might also find out what sort of drop-in programs they have at the Rec Centre two blocks up. Plus there’s the La Leche meetings that I learned about during our prenatal classes.
I’m interested in seeing how I handle getting out of the apartment to stuff like this without a car. A lot of stuff should be within walking distance, fortunately.
To be honest, I’m still working out how to make myself lunch around Lyra’s schedule. Here’s a good thing, though: she’s asleep in the car seat right now, and I got her to sleep in the bassinet for at least 20 minutes today. Hopefully she’ll stop needing to be in physical contact with me to sleep soon. That’ll make things easier.