Finding the groove

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.

4 Comments

  • deb_or_ah

    August 5, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    more baby and mom pictures!!!

  • _devin_

    August 8, 2008 at 4:38 am

    Congrats are in order!

    I just want to say an overly sentimental statement that Lyra is very lucky to have such a great mom in this chaotic and confusing world! But maybe I am just sucking up because I sense you are a liberal like me. 🙂 hehehe But seriously, I wish you the best of luck on your adventures. I hereby second the motion to see more mom and baby pictures. After all, your non-paying public is very demanding!!!

    So what have you done concerning the television? Are the rabbit ears doomed to be replaced by more modern technology. Currently I just leech off my landlords cable but that should come to an end when the cable goes from analog to digital in February here in New Brunswick so soon I will be without TV which is a good thing. Even the discovery channel seems watered down these days!

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      August 8, 2008 at 6:44 pm

      Re: Congrats are in order!

      Thanks… that’s sweet 🙂

      I’m working on getting more pictures up – it’s hard because my cf reader died and using Adam’s computer to transfer them, while not seeming like that tough a challenge, has proven rather difficult when holding Lyra. I’ll get there.

      I’ve ordered digital TV – they’re also upgrading our internet (which I thought was already top tier, but I guess I was mistaken) and packaging it with our phone, which means the whole deal will only be about 10$ more than what I currently pay for just phone & internet. Yay!

      They’re doing that transfer to digital TV here as well – I think I’d have to buy a box to keep getting channels with the rabbit ears.