Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Micah is six weeks old this week, and we all love him to pieces. He has started to sleep a little longer at night (four and five hour stretches), though he still prefers to be held... all the time. I don't get much done, but I do get lots of precious snuggles. Bath time has finally become tolerable, though not 'fun' yet. Last night he didn't cry and actually relaxed during bath! We have been amazed at how strong his neck is for a such a young guy! And he really likes to work his legs by standing on my lap.
In other news, Abigail has started going full days to school! They phase in the new P1 (kindergarten) class with half days for the first several weeks. She was so excited that she finally got to eat lunch at school. She is so full of energy and enthusiasm, though it takes a little more effort for her to really focus on the task at hand. Even though there is not nearly as much play time, she thoroughly enjoys her new class and teacher.
Joshua is as positive and happy about school as ever. He always tells me that his day was excellent (or some other such adjective)! His new teacher transferred up from England and still seems to be getting use to the Scottish school and curriculum, but Joshua really likes him. There just hasn't been much communication with parents yet. But we have open house on Thursday and I look forward to hearing more about what they have been and are going to be working on.
Darren is working long hours these days, well into the evening and night. I am thankful that he takes the kids to school in the morning before hitting his thesis. He is suppose to be submitting by the end of the month and will then spend the next few months studying for his viva (oral defense), prepping and teaching classes, writing a paper for AAR in November, and all those other things he on his plate.
My days just got simpler with Abigail and Joshua both in school full days. I have 6 hours with just Micah. It is nice to have one-on-one time with him. I am working to be productive with most of the time, though it is hard when he has to be held so much, and takes so long to eat. I am just going to relax and enjoy this short time as a baby ... the housework and errands will have to wait.
As we head in to autumn weather, I am looking forward to falling leaves, hot drinks, warm soup and more snuggles with the kids. Life is good!
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