Yes, it’s really been that long already. I’m halfway through my shared parental leave and enjoying (almost) every day. Of course I should say that I’m loving every minute, but, as all parents will know. There are moments that you really can’t enjoy (a Poonami?) but the majority of the time is the greatest thing I’ve ever done.
I’ve never been a particularly confident person, and therefore, it’s taken me a while to really get into this and overlook the bad days. I try to go for a walk every day, but I’ll still only walk around the the housing development, and haven’t fully ventured to a walk around the area. It’s roughly 2 miles in total, but I’m just not comfortable with the idea of being halfway around, when the Little Guy starts having a meltdown. Admittedly, this shouldn’t be a concern. Every time I’ve been for “my walk” with him, he’s fallen asleep to the point that when I get home, I can get him out of his pram, and into bed, without waking him. Maybe next week I’ll venture further afield.
I have however got a pretty good routine going. I think. We’re weaning at the moment and lunch and dinner are going well. In addition, we moved him onto Weetabix this week. It’s challenging and he isn’t completely sold yet, but he is getting more used to them and I think he might soon be quite a fan. Which means, soon, he’ll be on 3 “meals”. Although he doesn’t tend to finish any of these and once he’s had enough, just throws it, piece by piece, on the floor.
That’s me for now, I do intend on blogging more often, but I struggle to find time. Admittedly, that;s just because I like to watch TV while the Little Guy is asleep. I should probably just do less of that and more of this (although House of Cards has just re-started).