One of my friends told me that, after she and her husband welcomed their first son last year, they looked at each other and said, 'Why didn't we do this sooner?' That's kind of how I'm feeling these days with August. I know people try to prepared me for being a mom and the overwhelming love and responsibility that comes with it, but I kind of thought it was overkill.
Not even close.
At nearly 4 months, I feel like JP and I have turned a corner with parenting, and it's awesome. August is more interactive these days, batting the toys hanging above him on the playmat, smiling and gurgling with one of us walks into the room, holding onto his rattles and actually moving them himself. So much of the first couple months is spent in survival mode that this new phase of recognition feels incredibly rewarding and sweet.
I keep hoping that we'll get on a consistent schedule of activities each week, but we're still not in a perfect routine for the daytime. The one thing we do each week, without fail, is hit up our nursing support group on Tuesday morning for a couple of hours. Other than that, August and I entertain ourselves in various ways: reading board books at home, running along the Chattahoochee, lots of tummy time, singing Disney songs on iTunes Radio, and walking Mia around our neighborhood. There have been a couple of days when we've gotten it together to hit up story time at our library, and we visit family and friends when the day goes smoothly.
Sophie and putting her into his mouth. I can't wait to see what next month holds for us!