Category: baby love
Hey, nine months into this crazy parenthood thing! Which means, believe it or not, we’ve almost reached the point where Ambrose has been an outside baby longer than an inside one. (Not quite, though, since he was clinging to my ribs pretty darn hard and refused to arrive on schedule.) Ch-ch-ch-check out all we’ve been up to this month.
Another month down, huh? Things are finally starting to get less chaotic in our lives, which I’m probably even happier than Ambrose about. The past month has brought a lot more mobility, a load of sleep struggles, and more joyous moments than anyone can even count.
What a month it’s been! We closed on our house, got our household goods delivered, unpacked everything, and then spent a week in Indiana. And just like that, Ambrose turned seven months old. Is time really going to keep moving this quickly? Can’t I just hit the pause button? (I say that now, as he’s contentedly entertaining himself on the floor with a rattle. There are definitely times when I want to press the fast-forward button and just move past all the temper tantrums and power struggles that are only beginning!)
Here we are, a half a year old and better than ever. This month has, at least for me, just flown, with a 12-day vacation to Georgia at the beginning and a weeklong cross-country move at the end. And in spite of all the craziness in his life, Ambrose has just continued to grow and thrive. He’s really starting to find his voice and flirting with mobility. Just in time for us to arrive at the new house and get things thoroughly Ambrose-proofed!
Five months of #momlife and I’m ready to hit the pause button on Ambrose. I’ve really and truly fallen in love with him this past month. Maybe it’s because he’s sleeping better (read: I’m sleeping better) or because he’s finally out of Leap 4 (and actually, technically in Leap 5, so the grumpies are back a bit) but he’s just a delight. He’s old enough to be really fun, but not too old that I have to worry about bad behavior or mobility. He knows to smile at the camera when I say “One, two, three!” and sometimes when he’s eating he looks up at me and gives this flirty half-grin…so, yeah. He’s pretty much got me wrapped around his wee little finger. And I’m alright with that.
Well, here we are at the four month mark. Now I’m starting to feel like time is flying by. We’ve got neck control, we’ve got giggles (er, shrieks), and before we even know what’s happened, I’m sure, we’ll have prom dates and college. If it means I get a full night’s sleep for once, I’ll take it.
Ambrose’s personality is really starting to shine. He’s a serious, observant dude like his father, but at the same time he’s also pretty happy. And he’s chill like me — he’s totally fine doing his own thang while I get work done around the house or make breakfast. I guess I won’t sell him to the circus after all!
Three months! Ambrose has officially made it out of the Fourth Trimester (and so have I!). Our little dude has skillz galore, and I’m starting to get pretty confident in my handling of him as well. I’m so excited to see how he develops between now and my next update! Read more
Ambrose is two months young today! Meaning that we are one month out from the end of the so-called Fourth Trimester…phew. This month has simultaneously flown by and been one of the longest months of my life. I suspect that’s how motherhood is in general. I’m trying to cherish these early days, but…I would like just a bit more sleep! (Still, Ambrose is a treasure, and we are so happy that he’s back home and healthy.)
So! It’s been one month since Ambrose was born and our world turned upside down. And obviously, a lot has happened in that month. But now we are safe back at home, spending our days in a constant cycle of nursing and not-napping, and working on getting off that last bit of oxygen.