Wednesday, 31 July 2013

These are the Days...

It has been a while since I posted an update - sorry for that! Time just gets away from me so much more easily now I guess. I am almost always either busy entertaining and interacting with Bug, or enjoying some much needed downtime, which usually involves a baby sleeping in my arms (yeah, I still haven't pushed the nap issue yet). I often think about this blog, and lament my failure to keep it updated. I want to keep a record of this time - of what he was doing, and how I felt in these early days. I want to do everything that I can to help me remember every little detail, as I am quite certain that these are the best days of my life. I'm doing a very poor job so far, I know. I'm finally starting to really feel like myself again though, and am therefore hopeful that I will do better from this point forward.

Samuel is almost 4 and 1/2 months old. This has to be my favorite period with him so far. He is so alert, and keen on discovering and interacting with the world around him.  He grasps and plays with his toys now, and is always looking around for me if I am not in his line of sight.  He is quick with his smiles, and is pretty determined to make his opinions known, either by cooing, babbling, or (less frequently) crying.  He loves "standing", and will often fuss until I help him up.  He supports his own weight - I just help him balance.  He is a hyper little character. I am convinced he will be an early mover.  We will see I guess!

Although he is definitely still not a fan of being on his belly, he does seem to hate tummy time a little less now.  He will still cry after a few minutes, unless he's naked. Then he is fine for a while.  Strange, I know.

To be honest, I wasn't sure how I'd take to being at home all day with a little one, after being focused on my education and career for so long.  But, I am happy to say that I absolutely love it so far.  He is my favorite person, and I treasure our days together.  I try to get out of the house with him at least once a day, even if only to run an errand or two.  More often, I take him down for a walk in the valley near our home, or over to a nearby park.  He seems to like the bus and subway, and so I am taking him downtown more and more often.  We have also been out to a few mommy group meet ups, and out for lunch with a few women and babies who we have met through those groups and online.
My husband is still very busy with work, so we are on our own most days during the week. However, he makes sure to set aside at least one full day a week for family time (in addition to most evenings). We've been to the zoo a few times, the park, and for walks down on the boardwalk along the waterfront. We are also often out to friends' houses for barbecues, etc. But it's the days that we spend alone together as a family that I really love.

  I love those days. I believe that Samuel does too.  I think that his daddy is already his hero. :).
He is still a mommy's boy though.
I hope that he always will be, no matter how big his world becomes.

1 comment:

  1. Your son is absolutely adorable. Glad you are doing well.