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Time is not free

00197It's finally happened…I've lost all track of time! My once angelic sleeping baby girl now screams (not cries, just SCREAMS) for my attention while I attempt to get some of my text readings accomplished. I find it hard to believe that she's sitting up, standing, and grabbing for my food already. Wasn't it just yesterday that she was this floopy doll in my arms? And how is it the end of November already?!? I have a midterm due in two weeks and I've barely caught up on my October readings! Where did all my time go?
I must have been crazy to think that I'd have more free time during my maternity leave than I'd know what to do with…that's why I thought it would be a great time to finish up my degree…brilliant. Why didn't anyone warn me that babies really DO NOT sleep all the time? I know that I'm one of the lucky few that has a well-behaved baby in the sense that she wasn't colicky or extremely fussy…and she does sleep a lot…it's just that her hour long naps just aren't long enough for me to complete essays…or make breakfast…in fact, I'm lucky if I get to brush my teeth and go pee!
I guess I could try to get more work done while she's awake, but her cuteness is such an absolute distraction! How can I resist her smiles and babbling or bubble-making with her tongue? She always wants to play, and I'm a sucker for her toothless grin and tempting bright eyes. She's growing up way too fast and I don't want to miss a single moment.