They say that sun is the best thing to help you overcome jet lag. I would say that this is the best news I’ve heard all day, maybe even all month! Leila has some pretty fierce jet lag, and has been very wakeful during the hours of 12am and 4am, which isn’t the most ideal time for JP and me, as you can probably imagine. I’ve just been reading that the worst of jet lag can take 4-5 days for babies to get over, so we’ve a bit more time until we see the jet lag run its course. The encouraging thing is that Bangalore is very sunny these days, and the more that we can bring Leila into the daylight, the more her body will understand the rhythms of the day here. (This, of course, is true for parents as well, but I kind of feel like any jet lag that JP and I are suffering is mostly irrelevant at this point!)
Apart from sleeping as best we can, whenever we can, we have been enjoying time with family and friends. (You can check out some photos of us below, playing in the sun. Note that Leila looks so serious in most of them because she tends to be really out of it during the daytime hours.) And, because there is always some sort of project taking place, JP and some of the men from the office here have been working on getting internet piped into the apartment. It was only an all day project yesterday that resulted in it NOT working! Then today, JP spent some time configuring the modem in the office so that we can get wireless in the apartment instead, which is how I am able to produce this blog now, while Leila naps. Good thing I have such a cool, smart husband!! (Too bad he didn’t try the wireless thing sooner. There is now a large hole drilled in the apartment’s door frame! Although, it was mighty entertaining to see the fellows drilling the hole– though a nail!)
Hopefully now we’ll find plenty of time to keep you all updated on life here with stories and photos.
Check out our afternoon tea time, and afternoon sun…