New job

Oh my life is busy. But not at all as busy as it’s about to be. I got a job! Which is pretty amazing, as I haven’t even actively been looking for one. The 17th next month I’ll be starting as a Developer at a local small company. I don’t know much about the role, I have a feeling it will be varied and it will push me, but also that I can add value to it. I’m excited and nervous (as should be).

All the above would be the same regardless of my current life situation. You are nervous and excited when starting a new job always. But of course, leaving Aiden (who will be 7 half months) will be hard. I realise this. But it’s hard now already trying to “make the best” of this time before I start. Besides the most important; making the best out of this time at home with Aiden I also would like to;

  • Roll out my new design
  • Roll out a new website idea I have (in Swedish)
  • Lots of stuff around the house (clean out wardrobe, re-organise kitchen, clean out storage spaces…)
  • Make schedules (my favourite thing to do)
  • Plan foods for me and Aiden so that we don’t fall out of our good routines. And I’m feeding Aiden a vegan diet so far, so takes a bit of planning and thinking to make foods with everything he needs.
  • Paint Aiden’s Tripp trapp
  • Sew a new cushion for the above chair
  • Sow some veggies and herbs

And more.

The above will stress me out, if trying to get this all done in 2 weeks. Along with trying to work out, care for Aiden, study, spend some time with my husbandand all that everyday stuff.

Oh and the SLEEP! Forgot to tell you about the sleep. Remember we trained him? Well he slept for like a week, then something happened and he started waking up so upset. It was just a couple of times a night so I let him, but that grew and grew and we ended up waking up every other hour again, and I fed him. The day before yesterday I took my brother-in-law to fetch their car and we started talking about the kids and sleep and how you sometimes create problems by making it easy for yourself in the night – for me that would be feeding Aiden everything he wakes up. Also, he’s eating LOADS. He never seems to be full. Anyway, I talked to Jon and we decided we’d try, well simply not feeding him in the night more than once at around 24. He goes to bed 19:30 (which is a routing that has worked amazingly well since the training, he almost always falls asleep straight away) and he might wake up before 12, but then we just give him the dummy and to my surprise – he falls asleep. Maybe some whining but after a while he falls back asleep. Silly me (again). Anyway, this is a far better routine for me now when I’m going back to work! Hope it lasts this time, if not – we have to return to basics and try again.

What else is new with Aiden? A bottom tooth has appeared and he’s started making this face a lot:

This face... What is it?
This face… What is it?

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