It’s been such a long time since I blogged that I once again considered whether I’d ever bother getting back to it. That I titled this post ‘so long’ is meant to reflect the passage of time, it is not a bid to farewell blogland, though given my contemplation of giving up on blogging, perhaps there’s something still lurking in my subconscious. I know that it’ll probably be another long stretch before I blog after this!
We’ve been thrown a few challenges in the last little while. Our particularly big challenge is finding somewhere to live. We have 13 days left in this house and still haven’t found anything else. Nevermind that we haven’t started packing yet. The upshot is that we have the option of putting all our stuff in storage and staying at my Mum’s house for as long as we need. I have absolutely no desire to do this or to move twice but it looks like that’s what is about to happen. Writing it out makes me want to cry!
Our darling Squeak is now 14 weeks and has been tough work too though he’s chilled out in the last week and it’s all starting to feel much easier.
The boy has a tooth! And 3 more just waiting to break through. This is one precocious babe. He’s still HUGE – off the charts for weight and height – 8 and a bit kg’s and 65.5cm. (That’s almost 18 pounds and 25.5 inches!) I had a look at a baby growth chart and he’s the size of an average 6-7month old. Because of his size, we find that people expect way more of him than the average 3 month old. ‘No, he can’t sit up yet, yes he is a cuddly mama’s boy…and it’s all developmentally appropriate.’ And if we’re keeping score then it pays to note that he has already hit all his 3 month milestones. He’s seconds away from rolling from back to tummy. He pushes up and stays there for minutes, he lifts his head from the floor when laying on his back. I was kind of hoping that big baby would mean a late to be mobile babe but our osteo thinks he’s very strong and is likely to walk early. Geez.
I had some sadness a few weeks back when he graduated from newborn to infant but for all the sadness, I have to admit that I’m pleased the intensity is lessening. I can now put him down for reasonable periods of time and he’s starting to learn how to have decent naps during the day. He really is beautiful and he brings so much joy to so many people.
He’s awake now and I’m gonna hit publish before I’ve got all my thoughts out for fear that this may never be published at all…more later if I can find a minute.