Back in 2015, I wrote about the first addon. Now here we are in 2019, and somehow I’ve ended up with another.
There he is, the reason my wife and I get little sleep – Oscar. Thankfully we are all happy and healthy with Oscar doing really well.
I knew what I was getting into a bit more this time with #2, and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. The way I mentally coped with this was to wind down a lot of the extra bits and pieces I had going on – writing gigs, blogging here, handing off my user group for a bit and other extra curricular activities – for me personally, I needed to put myself in a position where I would have the time I needed to look after a baby (along with a soon-to-be 4 year old!).
My wife is great, as she takes the after midnight shift which is the hardest, and with any luck will get some sort of rest during the day – but this will continue to take a toll on us for the next few months.
This is why my blog hasn’t been updated since early December, and I’ve been generally quiet elsewhere. I partly feel guilty for doing it, I’ve got things like my Microsoft MVP award to maintain, but all that is secondary to family.
Thankfully everyone I’ve spoken to has been incredibly accommodating and supportive when I’ve said I need a break. My day job is enough of a time eater already, and I need to save all the energy I have for that!
I’ll get back into more things eventually, but I’m making sure I don’t rush into too much.
I appreciate everyone who reads, comments or even tells me when I’ve got something wrong (like a typo!). Hopefully I’ll start coming across things worth writing really soon (I have something in mind already), but if I’m less responsive than normal you now know why.