It’s a common saying, and generally a true one, that “happy wife equals happy life.”
Even more than that, happy baby equals happy parents equals happy life. Unfortunately, that doesn’t rhyme nearly as well. It is just as true, though, if not more so than happy wife equals happy life.
Recently, Z’s mood has been improved. It’s unclear if it’s due to improved sleep, a more regular schedule, better weather, he’s maturing–or really anything or nothing. Regardless of the cause, it’s been quite welcome. He was never particularly fussy, but he’s been smiling and laughing more and more, which causes us to smile and laugh more and more.
It doesn’t mean that things are easy, but they are getting better and, hopefully, will continue to improve.