So Elise is almost a month old now and it never ceases to amaze me how much I am in love with this little girl. I can’t help but smile every time I look at her. Nadine and I are extremely lucky because I kept expecting to wake up every 2 hours to change her diapers or feed her, but that only lasted her first week. After that, it has been every 3-4 hours. Lately she’s been sleeping 5+ hours. To make things even better, she doesn’t ever cry for no reason – it’s always a diaper, she’s hungry, or she wants her pacifier. You’ve got a 1 in 3 shot at figuring out why she’s crying and if you know her schedule, you have a really good shot at figuring it out. How uncommon is this? I’ve never heard of such a well behaved baby in my life. Everything about her just seems so wonderful and perfect that I don’t know why Nadine and I have been so blessed. Elise has really been a gift from God and I don’t know what we did to deserve such a wonderful baby.

I am back at work again. Coming back was hard for me, because I spent my every second for 3 weeks with my newborn baby and I hated being at work not knowing what she was doing or what she looked like at all times. Nadine originally planned on going back to work in May, but she is starting to feel differently now. I wish we could both stay home and focus on her… I think that is how life should be in a perfect world. But it’s not, and we have to make sacrifices in order to survive – even if it means that you can’t spend 24/7 with the most important thing that has ever happened in your entire life.

I think we’re going to have to find a nanny for Elise or a day care that has a program for infants. Either that, or figure out a way that Nadine can work from home! Anybody have any ideas or people/places that you can refer?