Friday Write-Day: Finally Home

Per my Tuesday post, Dad-Life burst onto the scene this week. We spent four days in the hospital for Mom to recover from her cesarean and new baby Nugget to get on a decent feeding/pooping schedule and get rid of his jaundice.

Fortunately, we were discharged yesterday, and Nugget is finally home.

We introduced him to our dog Teddy yesterday, and it went well. Teddy just wants to lick Nugget, but he has no idea what to do when Nugget cries.

Dog-brother life has hit Teddy pretty hard, too, it would seem.

Since Krista was in the hospital with the baby, I worked on Tuesday and Wednesday, electing to save my paternity leave for when they were discharged. I’m not going to say that was a mistake, but it was hard to focus, let alone stay awake.

Needless to say, I did not get much writing done this week. I barely got any sleep.

With my first week of paternity leave (I’m taking the rest later on), I’m going to try to re-establish my home routines with a little one in tow.

I managed to get some writing done last night, but exhaustion and baby priorities took over. I’m hopeful that it will get easier.

At this point, I’m just looking forward to spending time with the little guy before returning to work next week.

I have a feeling that balancing Work Life and New Dad Life will be the real challenge.

The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy sits at just over 10,000 words. I feel like I have a really good idea of where I’m going for the first few chapters, so that’s encouraging.

I’m now just trying to get in little bursts of writing whenever and wherever I can, even with an infant asleep in my lap. Onwards!

Goals for 9/14
  1. Write 5,000 words
  2. Figure out how to find writing time while caring for an infant
  3. Sleep as much as possible
  4. Dad Life FTW

Steve D

2 thoughts on “Friday Write-Day: Finally Home

  1. Rest assured it can be done…Just look at Danielle Steel…who had (I believe seven children of her own and I think three by adoption), multiple marriages, suffered through one suicide and one miscarriage, several jobs and STILL is said to be the fourth best selling author of all time… she was my inspiration to get up and write in the wee hours, which she did living on four hours of sleep a day to write and participate in both her passions — writing and family…Won’t say you won’t be sleepwalking, but surely there is a happy medium in there somewhere! We are all rooting for you….

    1. Thank you! I think I’ve done pretty well so far. I have my laptop downstairs for now so I can spend time with the baby and write while he’s sleeping 🙂 Best of both worlds

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