Corn planting is always my least favorite time on the farm. The hours are ridiculously long, the work is hard and I get so lonely! Colby and I tend to spend a lot of time together in the winter and it’s quite a shock to the system for him to be gone sixteen hours planting.
This year, I’ve had the added stress of learning to solo parent while Colby is working such long hours. It’s been rough, but I’m proud to say ten days in we have adapted quite well and are doing fine.
Teddy LOVES riding in the tractor and spent one afternoon this week riding with Colby while I mowed the lawn, took a nap, and did some chores around the house. I had seven hours to myself for the first time since Teddy was born! It was glorious, but I was so happy when he finally came home! I pretty much crave a little alone time and then miss my baby when I finally get it. That’s motherhood right?
He’s still waking up frequently at night, so he’s stayed with Colby twice after I brought out dinner and slept in his car seat. I got a few hours of uninterrupted sleep and Colby got to spend some time with his favorite little boy. I was a little concerned when Teddy was cooing and smiling when they got home at 2:30AM, but he settled down and went to sleep rather quickly.
Speaking of cooing, Teddy is quite the talker. If he’s happy, he’s generally gibbering and cooing about something. This morning, he starting humming while I was nursing him! It was adorable and pretty much made all my annoyances with breastfeeding evaporate. I’m interested to know if he will grow up to be a talker!
I spent my first Mother’s Day in Amarillo with my parents while Colby worked. My mom ran a half-marathon, we did a little shopping, and ate lots of delicious food. It was a very nice day.
At this point, I think Colby has about seven more circles left and will hopefully be done with corn planting by the middle of next week. Then it will be time to put in all the sorghum, but I’m hopeful that won’t take quite as long! I will be happy to get planting season behind us…