Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hibernation.

I've been in hibernation for the last couple of weeks. It's been nice. Easton and I have enjoyed some pretty mellow days following his birthday party. We ran so many errands in preparation for his party, that we both needed a little rest. R&R with a baby still requires work, obviously....but we've stayed close to home and took far fewer car trips. I've become obsessed with Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, and Girls, and watch these fabulous shows during E's nap time. Easton has discovered balloons and cats (and he's obsessed with them)! His new favorite words are "cat," "hat," and "ball" (and he says them all at the appropriate times!) He has been walking a little more every day. My friend calls it the drunken sailor walk....he sort of- sways. It's very cute.

One thing you might not know about me....



I tend to go 100 miles an hour towards something (like planning a party or a trip) and once [it's] over I take it easy for a week or two. It's not my favorite trait...but for now, it will do. Luckily my life is set up in such a way that I CAN take it easy for a  period of time before I move to the next thing. My life won't always accommodate that...so I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

This time of hibernation has helped me recalibrate E's schedule. I've been really conscience of keeping Easton on a consistent rythem/routine. Our day to day circumstances might change but his meals, snacks, nap times, bed time, and play time is totally predictable. He likes it that way and so do I. I love the idea that a child finds his greatest sense of security through predictability. Reading the same books, keeping to a daily schedule, going to the same park, and eating familiar foods might be boring for adults....but babies and kids just eat that predictability up!

 Last week's weather made hibernation so easy.  I just wanted to watch movies and stay in jammies all day. Now it's getting warm, and it's time for the end of hibernation...

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