Sunday, June 29, 2008

8 months 2 weeks - inside and out

In brief: all is well, we're content. I've got a new job, start in September.

Linnea is 8 months and 2 weeks old. For 8 months and 2 weeks I carried
her inside of me, and for the same amount of time I've cared for her
outside of me, thankfully with the help of DH.

She's still a sweet-tempered and (in my eyes) adorable baby. We count
our lucky Zzzz's that she sleeps well at night, except when she wakes
herself coughing.

She fairly content with us as parents, I think. We try to anticipate
her needs, food, sleep, new diaper, entertainment, ... though we don't
always get it right. Nothing a bit of scolding won't solve, or
howling, if need be. Dad is great fun to play around with, exciting
little games rewarded with giggles and shrieks of laughter. Mommy,
while less exhilerating, provides comfort, even in the middle of the
night.

Linnea isn't crawling yet, but she seems to want to pull herself
upright in her playpen. Luckily we lowered it a level a week ago.
What better to do on the playmat than toppling over her box of toys so
she can wade in them. She has more toys than she can chew, but she
does her best.

Our little girl is developing at a steady pace, but it's so gradual we
don't often catch it happening.

And what have I been doing besides blogging? I have to confess I've
been suffering from a severe ebay addiction, shallow I know, but
thrifty and fun too.
I've also put reading blogs before writing my own posts. I try to
comment, but don't always have much to say. Somehow "I felt like that
but then I had Linnea" doesn't come across as very supportive. And
even if I leave the last part out, which I make a point of doing, I
wonder whether I'm twisting the knife just by commenting at all.

Work has been so-so. Actually, after much inwardly debating and
dithering I've decided to quit my career and trade it for a job. To
my surprise, I've even found a new job already. I won't need to
retrain much (as I feared), because it's in the same field, just with
a notch or two less ambition required. I won't start there until this
fall. First I need to wrap up at my current job.
Hopefully I won't be moving from a rock to a hard place, but I'll have
to wait and see.

9 Comments:

At 30 June, 2008 05:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Lut
I was so glad to see a post from you and equally as happy to see that your little girl is doing so well.
I hear you about commenting on other blogs. I just can't seem to find the "right" blogs that I want to read but I still follow some of the IF blogs along with the blogs I read before having my daughter.
I hope the job works out well - I also have more of a job than a career but with the kids it's a trade-off I'm willing to make.
Take care and you know that Linnea will be crawling before you know it and then it's all about baby-proofing everything.
DinoD

 
At 30 June, 2008 17:04, Blogger Bronwyn said...

It's nice to hear from you! Glad all is well and that you have found a reasonable work situation. It sounds like you are really enjoying motherhood, which is inspiration for all of us to continue striving for it, no matter what the path :) Hope you're having a great summer so far!

 
At 30 June, 2008 23:17, Blogger Summer said...

It's great to see a post and update from you!

 
At 03 July, 2008 01:56, Blogger hopefaithlove said...

Congrats on the new job, enjoy your summer off.

 
At 03 July, 2008 02:23, Blogger namaste said...

Good to hear from you! I've been wondering how things were going. :)

 
At 03 July, 2008 05:48, Blogger Anna said...

Good to read from you again! Glad to hear little Linnea is well and thriving. Good luck with the new job front! (Post again soon!)

 
At 06 July, 2008 08:47, Blogger Bea said...

Thanks for the update. Glad to hear all is coming along as it should. As for the commenting - I'm sure just hearing from you helps, even if you can't say much. And the job - well, you have to prioritise, and I hope it works out well.

Bea

 
At 09 July, 2008 01:32, Blogger millie said...

What a lovely update. It was so nice to get a glimpse of your life now. Best of luck with the new job.

Sounds like you're having a lovely time with Linnea.

What, praytell, are you buying on ebay? I get a fondness for it every so often.

 
At 14 July, 2008 15:46, Blogger ms. c said...

I can't believe it took me so long to read this post! Glad to hear from you.

I know what you mean about the commenting. I know I appreciated when women who had "made it to the other side" came by and commented on my blog, but I still can't help but feel a bit of guilt when saying "I know how you feel".

Happy to hear that all is great with the little girl! Don't wait so long to post again, please!!

 

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