If I owe you an email or a phone call, I apologize. I’ll try to get back to everyone this week.
I head back to work tomorrow. Lisa will have reinforcements at home this week in the form of her mom–through Friday morning, at least–so that should help the transition a bit. I have a lot to write about our life with the little guy, but my brain is too mushy at this point to be effective at it. In retrospect, I can say that many of the parenting stories I heard before Lisa and I became parents seemed to have been optimized specifically to terrorize us. Being a parent has indeed been a lot of work, but nothing a reasonable, well-read person wouldn’t expect.
There’s still a lot to do around the house. The living room, bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and sunroom are pretty much done and set. The office remains in a transitional stage, and the dining room is still an unmitigated disaster. I hope to have it in a comfortable condition for living with baby by next weekend, but we’ll have to see how the week goes.