Well hello there!
It’s been over a month since I last posted, but it feels like I just blinked and here I am?
Life as a family of three (four if you count Charlie and five if you count Cosmocat, which Matt wouldn’t count) has been going well! Lots of changes (but still lots of the same, like I mentioned the last time I checked in). Things just generally have a really hectic feel to them right now!
I think most of that is because we are getting used to our new routine as I have gone back to work after my three month maternity leave. I sure do miss that time at home with my little Nolie, but the transition back to work has gone really well. Just… hectic.
Things just feel constantly busy. Between an hour long commute both ways each day (with a little babe that is not a fan of traffic at all!- neither is his mom!), day care drop offs, getting to work, the constant pump pump pumping throughout the day, visiting the little guy at lunch, the drive home, the bedtime routine, the washing of ALL THE BOTTLES, and the pump parts, and then making dinner for ourselves… by the time 8pm rolls around we’re absolutely spent!
We’ve fine tuned this routine a bit… making lists of what needs to be done each morning (remembering the bottles and the extra clothes for daycare and the pump parts), etc. etc. The lists help us kind of keep track of all of this chaos. But there’s still just this overwhelming feeling of constant hectic-ness that we feel kind of all the time. Maybe that will get better over time, as we continue to get used to our routine? The commute takes a lot out of all of us- that’s a rough one. Nolan doesn’t love it, we don’t love it, and it makes a long, busy day even longer. It also makes it so that we get home, left with not much time to hangout and play with our little human!
But honestly, it IS going really well! I swear. (Blogs are for venting and straight up honesty, right?) We ARE getting a routine down, albeit a busy one, and that’s okay. Nolan is doing really really well at daycare, and we’re really happy with the place we chose. Getting back to work has been really good- my boss and co-workers are so supportive, and having some adult interaction has been a good thing. I miss my little man tons, but I’m fortunate that the daycare we chose (and chose in big part for this reason) is right down the street from work, and I can visit him and nurse him each day. On Mondays he is with his Nana and Grampy, and on Fridays I’m off with him. I love Fridays!
And he’s doing awesome! 4 months now and he’s just the happiest baby ever! Smiling almost all the time, starting to giggle which is just the best thing ever!, allllmost ready to roll over, loving his toes and any and everything in his mouth, and generally making us feel so very blessed every day.
Life is plugging along… time sure does fly. Here’s a few pictures of our little guy from recently…
Thank you so much for those of you who follow along on here, and on Facebook and Instagram where I post more pics of my little guy. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and suggestions on all things baby- from how to make long drives with crying Nolan more bearable, when you started solids, your take on when to start sleep training, and so much more. I appreciate all of you!