State of the Union
It’s been a wee while since I last posted here, a shade over two months. Whilst this is nothing out of the ordinary for this little blog of mine I felt it was worth posting to update on what’s been going on in our little corner of the world.
Personally, I’ve been settling in quite nicely to my new job. Some parts have taken a little getting used to and, with every new job, it takes time to settle in. It’s been made a heck of a lot easier by the fact that the people I work with, and for, are very supportive and welcoming. I’ve only been there 3 months but I feel like I’ve been there a lot longer and in a good way too. I’m certainly looking forward to the challenges the future entails and the opportunities that lie ahead. Other than that days seem to just melt into one another!
She’s Growing Up
Chloë is developing at a rapid rate but then that’s not to be unexpected. She seems to learn a new word every few days or so and her baby sign is coming on well. Most importantly she knows how to sign for food, water, milk and nappies. This makes things a little easier when trying to figure out what’s up. It’s not 100% perfect, especially for nappies, but every little bit helps. She’s pretty settled at daycare and most drop-offs happen without tears. Even better is that she’s always excited when I turn up to take her home. A few teeth have been cut and I believe there are a few more on the way. This presents issues at bedtime but during the day things aren’t too bad.
She’s also walking almost exclusively now unless she’s very tired. Watching her amble around the house hasn’t yet lost its sheen. She does stumble but generally that’s because she’s excited to see you and give you a cuddle. I still find it hard not to giggle a little. Full fat milk has now replaced formula and solid foods are starting to take over. We’re also between one or two sleeps during the day depending on how she slept overnight. Since coming back from England it’s taken a few days to get back into her pre-trip routine but we are pretty much there now. Tantrums are starting to occur so it’s a case now of learning to deal and move past them when they happen; they’re not fun though.
Kind of alluded to it earlier but Chloë went to England again but just with Cat. The circumstance could have been better but I think it was nice that a fair few family members were able to meet and play with Chloë at this rather fun stage :) Overall the trip went well and Chloë travelled pretty well. I’m hoping that this trait continues when she’s older and we take trips back to catch up with family and friends. Work is work and life continues much the same I think but watch Chloë grow and develop are the things that add a smile on ones face after a long day. She also has a fun habit of booping us on the nose at the moment.. or the eye if she misses!
Lots of fun things lie ahead including a trip back to Blighty for myself in July for my brother’s wedding. I’m looking forward to it even though it means I’ll be away from Cat and Chloë for three weeks. It’s a shame we can’t all go but International air travel isn’t cheap and certainly isn’t looking like getting any cheaper even if your wife works in the trade. We’re going on holiday immediately after I get back which should be fun. I’m sure other things will crop up in-between times but for the things we know about it all looks rather exciting.