At 10 months, she mastered a full crawl. She became upright at 11 months and discovered there is a whole new world about twelve inches off the floor. She is perpetual motion during her waking hours.
And she is now ONE year old!
I can hardly believe it’s been a year since she was brought into this world. Three weeks early, the first month of her life was a bit rocky. She was on breathing monitors in the hospital and required a bili blanket at home for weeks. Although she didn’t realize it, her world was drastically changing while she slept. The Investigator and I monitored everything from how often she nursed to how much output to the hours of sleep. The Investigator worried constantly about getting through the first few months physically and emotionally.
I began working from home to help with childcare expenses. I still work from home and think we pretty much have the schedule down to a fine art. One less worry for Mama. It has its limitations, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I don’t need to be a fixture in the corporate world. Honestly, I don’t need the stress that comes with that definition of success. And in this age of technology, I can appear to be all corporate-like in my communications…all the while with wee ones under my slippered feet. I return calls during naps and, for the most part, everything runs fairly smoothly.
Perfect combination. So perfect, in fact, that Entrepreneur doesn’t want me to have all the fun so he works from home a lot as well. Since his cancer diagnosis and surgery, he’s come to the mindset that life is too short to be stuck at an office 10 hours a day. We share the office….and tag team with the childcare when necessary.
Like I said, perfect combination. And Peanut and Twix have the added advantage of developing a close relationship with their Papa….hopefully for many decades to come. They’re Papa’s girls most of the time and he loves it. They get it honestly because our girls were always “Grandpa’s girls” as well. I think they still are.
So as we enter into ONE, I’m sure the next few months will be filled with wonder, curiosity and excitement to watch another grandbabykin grow happy and healthy under our roof with her Mama, sister, Nana and Papa to help.
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