Can you believe it’s October already? This summer has flown by! If I were still working full-time my maternity leave would be over. Meanwhile, Jack has gotten so big! More and more of his little personality shines through every day. Example: he thinks its hilarious when I wipe drool from his chin. And when he smiles, i smile, obviously. His other interests include: squealing, kicking, cuddling, and gazing at ceiling fans (on or off, equally fascinating).
He’s really grown up a lot in the last month in ways that make my life a lot easier. He now nurses every three hours instead of two, and can be left to amuse himself in a safe place while I take on really self-indulgent activities, like brushing my teeth, which makes getting off to work a lot easier. He’s also clearly smiling at people now, as seen in this picture of him with my parents a few weeks ago.
Overall, life is good these days. So good, in fact, that when I held an eyelash on the tip of my finger this morning I didn’t know what to wish for. Everything’s gravy, as far as I’m concerned. Maybe next time I’ll wish for everything to just keep on keepin’ on. Or maybe to lose twenty pounds, or to get a new camera, but I know those are things I could have if I just tried hard enough, so there’s really no point in wishing for them. I usually wish for stuff I can’t directly control, like for Jack’s hips to get better. Ever since that happened I’m all out of wishes! Not a bad problem to have, I think.