On my leave

I’ve been planning on writing a more detailed blog post for some time now, but I seem to be timing it wrong with Andrew’s nap to get some focused time.  Today is probably no different, but I thought I’d give it a swing anyway.

Amber went back to work a couple weeks ago now and I’ve been on leave and taking care of our little one full time during the day.  I must say that it’s been so good to be here with him.  I really thought I knew our little guy – it’s not like I don’t spend time with him or help out when Amber’s around – but there is something about spending so much one-on-one time with him that has really strengthened our bond.  It’s very cool.  It’s also a fun time to be home with him.  We’ve got the Christmas decorations up and we’ve been listening to lots of Christmas music to set the mood.

Overall, things have been going really well.  I was a little nervous for the first day when Amber went back to work.  I wasn’t sure how much he was going to like the bottle and had a bunch of other minor concerns.  But once we got through that first day, which actually went fine, we’ve been in a pretty good groove.  I did think I’d get more time to do stuff around the house while he naps, but his afternoon naps can be a little sporadic, so that is kind of hard to do.

Check out how happy he is.

all smiles

Last week he figured out how to roll over from his back to his belly, and now there’s no stopping him.  He isn’t crawling yet, but between rolling and wiggling, he can really get around on his play mats, and off of them if we aren’t careful.  I don’t think it will be too much longer before he figures out how to crawl for real.  It’s probably time to get moving on the baby proofing and safety stuff around here.

 

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