Friday, February 23, 2018

All the Frills: It's Amazingly Been Seven Months

How cute is Eleanor Elizabeth Medea at 7 months?

I went back to work recently and, as nice it was to get back and to have a reason to get out every day, I definitely miss all our time together (well, not so much the cranky, crying times). She’s truly grown into such an amazing little person. She’s curious about EVERYTHING, loves meeting new people and interacting, and just spending her time either cuddling with me while we read or listen to podcasts, or working on sitting, mastering all her toys, and motoring around (she doesn't crawl so much as tug herself the floor and move backwards by doing what I swear looks like the Worm). Watching her learn and try new things is beyond amazing. I literally could just sit and do it for hours. Eleanor’s also very into trying all sorts of different foods these days. I was a bit worried introducing solids would be a process but it was incredibly easy. She just loves them. Apples, pears, and bananas are particular favourites (so far the only thing she isn’t partial to are eggs and avocados) but she more or less gobbles everything up that we put in front of her.

Now that I’m back to work the big challenge for me will be making sure I curb my pre-pregnancy habit of working late virtually every day of the week and then bringing work home. I’m committed to walking out the office door at exactly 4 pm everyday, come hell or high water. When she starts day care that will obviously be a necessity but as my helpmeet is at home now with her full-time until mid-June, it’s a bit easier for me to not watch the clock as closely as I should. I definitely need to work on that!

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Lydia said...

She really is adorable, and I love her little anchor onesie!!
It's nice that your husband gets to be home with her now, really sad how nearly non-existent maternity and paternity leaves are here.

Thanks for the laugh, oh that pool float...

Closet Fashionista said...

Such a cutie!!!! Sounds like she is going to be a really good eater when she grows up! :D

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

she's so big! 7 months! kids grow so fast when they are not your.
She's so adorable!

Cee said...

How lucky are you that she doesn't seem to be a fussy eater! I was a nightmare about food until I was in, I won't lie, my mid-twenties ;) And I have to say, I agree with Lyosha - it's amazing to see seven months have already gone by, to me it feels like no time at all.

JennaStevie said...

AAAAh she's so damn cute!! It's awesome you guys were able to both take time with her, I bet you miss her when you're gone, I miss Duke every day! It's nice to have a solid reason to get out of work and go home.

Lorena said...

Aww she looks like a happy little gal !
Its great that there's shared maternity-paternity leave, that does not happen here.