The only way to get any journaling in when your baby is new is to make it as quick and easy as possible. So: colored pencil scribbles. Since she would only sleep in her crib for about 7.5 minutes, this was all I could do. I sort of wish I had just not worried about it, but for some reason it was critically important for me at the time to do small creative things. She’s the first baby so maybe I didn’t believe/trust that eventually I’d have (slightly) more time to myself so I had to prove a point about making time to journal?