I have a few posts I want to write, but here’s a quick one for now. I haven’t done one of these since 2019!
“Recent” is very much relative in this context. Some of these things will be from December. (How are we nearly half way through January?!)
Eating. Lots of soup because it’s one of the few things Zyma will consistently consume a decent amount of!
Drinking. Latte Macchiato so the baby can have the foam from the top. If we go to a cafe that makes “babyccinos” I have hot chocolate or chai latte.
Reading. I took the first week of January off work in case Zyma needed some help getting settled back in to nursery. She ended up doing really well though, meaning I had time to myself and actually managed to read. Right now I’m re-reading Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden. I want to re-read the first six books so I can finally read the final one and finish the series.
Watching. Jan got a whole bunch of Terry Gilliam films for Christmas a few years ago and we finally watched two of them: Time Bandits and Zero Theorem. Both a weird, Zero Theorem slightly less so. We watched Richard Osman’s Festive House of Games over Christmas/New Year but now the normal one is back on I keep forgetting about it! I also made an exception to my no TV for babies rule and let Zyma watch The Snowman at Christmas.
Making/cross stitching. I stitched a few Christmas cards (not as many as in previous years) and most recently I made New Year cards to send the blind children from Post Pals charity (those who aren’t blind got ones I had purchased, I only made the ones that needed to be tactile).
Buying. Clothes for the baby. Not that she necessarily needed more right now, but it was the winter sales… I also bought a couple of books for Erin’s book challenge since I couldn’t manage to fulfil all the categories with ones I already own (despite owning so many!).
Hoping. I can stop breastfeeding soon. I planned to go to one year, but Zyma wasn’t consistently eating enough solids at that point and hadn’t mastered drinking out of any kind of cup. She’s now doing a great job at drink cow’s milk from a beaker with a spout (but will only actually take it with her evening meal) and starting to show a slight interest in water, so if we can get her to eat full meals more consistently I might be able to think about fully weaning at some point.
Wondering. At what point I have to start referring to Z as a toddler rather than a baby? She’ll be 13 months on Monday! (16th January… fun fact: she was born exactly a month before my dad’s 60th birthday). She’s not even close to actually toddling yet, but I’m not sure we can really use that as a benchmark considering we have no guarantee she will ever walk without aids…
What have you been doing recently?
4 thoughts on “Recent doings”
I can’t believe we’re nearly 1/2 way through January already; I feel like time is just flying by at warp speed! I’ve been reading and playing around in my craftroom a lot more so my TV/ movie watching has taken a backseat lately. I’m currently reading 4 books– The Night of Many Endings, Finlay Donovan is Killing It, Pray for Silence, & The Zookeeper’s Wife.
I almost never watch TV by myself but if Jan is home and the baby is in bed the TV is on.
I really want to read Finlay Donavon is Killing It.
I cannot believe she is already so old already!!!
I am so glad you got some reading time! I love rereading books in preparation for the next book- you think you know a book but you realise how much you’ve actually forgot! I wonder if, like me, as a prolific reader, you get Book Amnesia once you move onto another one?
I can’t believe she’s 13 months already!
Enjoy the sales, there are so many cute baby clothes!