Writing with an infant - AKA Typing one-handed.

So, as many of you know, I have a newborn at home with me. That's one of the reasons I've been so quiet. Trying to work at home with an infant is quite a bit harder than I thought it would be. Babies, especially ones in the 0-3 month range don't really do much. They eat, sleep, and poo. They are really only awake and alert for a few hours at a time during the day. You'd think that would mean I'd have tons of time to work. Here's the reality of it. Sure, Hunter is only really alert a few hours a day, but that doesn't mean that's the only time I am caring for him. He loves to be held 24/7, he nurses on demand, often for a few minutes every hour, and he cat naps 20-40 minutes at a time during the day. Basically, if he is not in my arms or his father's arms, he is not happy. He'd prefer to sleep with us holding him. That means a lot of my work is done one-handed. Even now I'm typing this with my right hand while I'm cradling Hunter in my left. Now, I'm not saying any of this to make excuses. I just want you all to know that I have not forgotten about you or the books. I'm just working a lot slower than I used to.

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Well, sounds like a healthy baby to me! Oh, and when I was a baby my mom was about to write a book called "how to do everything one-handed" because I was only happy when she held me.
So no worries, take the time you need, and best wishes for Hunter!
FARfetched said…
Get a sling. Mason slept in it on several occasions while I was typing. Works great & you can nurse in them too. (I can't, for reasons having to do with lack of X chromosomes.)
Katie Salidas said…
I've actually got a sling and a moby wrap. I hate the sling. I just don't feel like he is secure enough in it. If I use the Moby, I have to be standing, otherwise I feel like I'm squishing his feet. I'll get it sorted out eventually. Until then, I just type one handed.
Congratulations! And love the name! We just had our last lil man and his first and middle names are is Kyncade Hunter Linn . I can completely understand the nursing holding thing. This very moment is the first time Kyncade has slept in his bed in ages(way to go Daddy)!
I'll wait patiently!