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What do you mean? you ask. You can play with a baby.
Kind of. Currently she is interested in banging things against other things and climbing around and going where she is not supposed to go. This means a lot of crawling after her and a lot of moving her back where she is supposed to be. That often makes her cry and scream. It also often causes me pain and discomfort because the process of taking care of her has so far caused sciatica which limits my leg strength and flexibility, and, more recently, a hyper-extended left thumb meaning I cannot lift anything with that hand for a month or two.
|We usually have to bring the Koalid to most places that we go|
which means that one or both of us don't get to really be a part
the event because the Koalid is really needy.
So for now, while there are some enjoyable moments, this phase is mostly an exhausting marathon of late night crying, interrupted sleep, increasing fatigue, frustration, exhaustion, and occasional injury.
Part of the problem is that we are far from our support systems. Neither my family nor Amy's family is close enough to help us. We have very few friends in the area who can watch the Koalid for us. This means that we don't get breaks. We don't get time together. We don't get to recover.
|It's a fake, rubber knife, before you worry.|
OK, sometimes a tiny baby is fun.
It's okay, it's only another year or so, then perhaps I can get some sleep.