Many of my stay at home dad experiences with O and my wife have been in our old two bedroom apartment. We tolerate its flaws because the central CT location is great, the price is right, and we have a nice view. We were both initially concerned that O would have trouble sleeping with all of the noise that comes with living in an older building. We provided background noise and refused to succumb to our “shhhhhh the baby is sleeping” impulses and over the last couple of months I have noticed the results of our efforts. O sleeps through our neighbors screaming outside his window. He sleeps through the UPS guy’s loud knocks on our door. He even stays asleep when our upstairs neighbor’s 2 year old son jumps off their couch and runs above O’s room. I am very thankful that O sleeps like I do, but I sure wish he wouldn’t freak out when I let out a loud sneeze! Does anyone else’s baby do that? He’s napping now so its time to prepare for an outing when he wakes. Such is the life of a stay at home dad.
PS: He slept for another hour and a half so I ended up heading out on my own after I started dinner and my wife got home. I finally got my netbook, we’ll call him lillappy, back from the repair shop. This is the third time I have been there to pick it up but the first time it was actually fixed. I wish PCW had their act together more but they don’t. At least they stuck with the quoted price despite them needing to do more work on it. They must have felt guilty having me come back twice to pick up my fixed computer only to find it wasn’t totally fixed. The good news out of all this is that I now have a workable computer I can easily post from anywhere with wifi. To date most of my posts have been done from my phone using the wordpress app which works but takes longer and makes editing more difficult than it needs to be. More posts to come for sure about my life in CT as a stay at home dad!