I just set my alarm clock. That makes me super sad. The summer was so much fun, I can't wait for it to be summer again. I probably should look at small things like be excited for Labor Day holiday not June.
Another friend's husband realized that she's almost been home for half of her August baby's life. So as I think about that, that's pretty cool maternity leave then summer about six months total. I am so glad to be a teacher.
Here are some of the awesome things we did this summer. I kept a running list. This is the first summer ever I didn't get bored and I truly enjoyed it.
Jenna and I went to Magnolia plantation today to do a ladybug release. We first started with the petting zoo. Then we got her ladybugs and went into the woods to release them. Oh and we had our first nursing in the woods too :)
Thankfully Jenna is slower than the ladybugs or they would've ended up in her mouth! Be sure to check out the videos because they're funnier than the still shots.
Watching Jenna is so much fun. She is doing some really cool stuff. Most things are hard to explain here or seem silly but it's so amazing to me.
She will put food on her spoon. She can use a fork and get food to her mouth. After you show her anything twice she has it. Cars on a race track ramp or how to get off the bed, onto the bench, and then the floor.
She is super busy. Her facial expressions are pretty funny now too. We ride each morning on the bike, and on weekends her daddy runs along with us. Naps are pretty consistent, she always sleeps 2 hours after she wakes. Then naps again about 1 or 2 pm. Bedtime is still around 7 after its all said and done. But she still wakes momentarily and nurses during the night. She's up at 6am ready to play!
Jenna tried many new foods this month. Peanut butter, peaches, and bacon just to name a few. Needless to say she loved it all. Baby led weaning is uber messy, but so cool to see her work it all out. She will spit things out she can't handle, like peach skin that I didn't cut off.
I'm going to miss all this, I'm already thinking about leaving her to go to work. I don't want to. It doesn't matter that yes I have the best caregiver ever. I still don't want to leave her. I'm trying to live for each day and enjoy the moment. As I type this, I've just rocked her to sleep, so now it's time to kiss her little cheek and place her in the crib. I never knew I could love her so much.