August 23, 2016

1. Realizing that it’s actually starting to get easier to do things when Baby is awake. She likes to crawl around in our bedroom exploring while I fold laundry since she doesn’t normally spend time in there. When I’m cooking or baking, she’ll play with a wooden spoon, try to get the water bottles out of the package, or chase my feet around, asking to be held every little while, but usually happy to be put down again. I still save some things for naptime, but it’s nice not to feel overwhelmed like I felt so much in the beginning.

2. Getting part of the patio cleaned up so we can have company out there again. Waiting for new bags for my shop vac to come so I can get rid of the spiders.

3. The way Baby babbled when I brought her downstairs this morning and she saw that the kitchen fan wasn’t running. She waxed eloquent for several minutes, looking at the fan and looking at us. I could hear her going on to S when I ran down to the basement to throw a load of laundry in.


Helper baby

August 22, 2016

1. Seeing Baby become more affectionate. She will occasionally lay her head on our shoulders and she’s been bestowing more kisses on me lately.

2. Installing safety latches on some of the cabinets and Baby crawling over to watch and pull herself up on me.

3. Getting Baby snug on my back in the new woven wrap and going out to check the garden and start on cleaning the patio.


Peaches and cream

August 21, 2016

1. Baby cozying up next to A while he was playing a video game. She was hoping to take over his controller.

2. This rainy day. It felt kind of cozy somehow. Maybe because the temperatures have dropped a little.

3. A fresh local peach so juicy I had to lean over a plate to eat it. They are one of my favorite fruits when they are in season.



August 20, 2016

1. Baby sounds like she’s saying ‘momomomomom’ when she’s upset. I guess this is her second word? She really is an endearing little thing.

2. Baby leaning in close to me when I was holding her, then giving me a kiss.

3. Learning how to do a back carry with a woven wrap. I think I’ll really like it once I get the hang of it. I wish there was a baby wearing group closer than a hour away though.



August 19, 2016

1. An impromptu walk with a friend this afternoon.

2. Smiling at other people in the grocery store, and people smiling at me.

3. S going off to the committee meeting because it was my turn to put Baby to bed. I’m remotely connected to the meeting, but glad I didn’t need to go out.


Cuddle away the cranks

August 18, 2016

1. Baby wakes up cranky from her naps, but she wants to cuddle, so I don’t mind.

2. Making a nice big pot of rice and beans for lunches. I remembered when I was packing it into the fridge that I forgot the salt. It’s a little bland, but not a disaster.

3. Cooler weather for our walk this evening. It looked like rain so I wore Baby instead of using the stroller and it’s the first walk this summer that I haven’t gotten too hot wearing her.


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