Life Amidst the Changes

Our daily routine is looking quite different these days and it’s about to change again! We’ve adjusted quite well to Alex going back to work last week.

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I had a great time with Ben while Alex was busy working – it’s strange but my first full day at home by myself with Ben ever was last week! We got on a really great routine, took a ton of walks and got out a little bit, too. I had one day this week by myself with Ben, but then today our nanny started. The days feel different and our time with Ben is all that much more precious.

{Our first day home alone together was a great success!}

{Our first day home alone together was a great success!}

{Ben and I met my friend Mary and her twins, August and Oliver, last week for Stroller Strides, an exercise class where you can bring your kiddo in a stroller.}

{Ben and I met my friend Mary and her twins, August and Oliver, last week for Stroller Strides, an exercise class where you can bring your kiddo in a stroller.}

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Since Ben finished up his 3 month growth spurt about a week ago he has been interacting with us a lot, communicating more effectively and smiling a lot. He’s so close to giggling! His disposition has mainly been quite pleasant this last week, which has made it even more fun.

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{He loves batting at the animals hanging from his playmat. He has been getting really into it lately!}

{He loves batting at the animals hanging from his playmat. He has been getting really into it lately!}

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A few weeks ago we started our parents group called PEPS {Program for Early Parent Support}. It’s a program led by a non-profit and groups of new parents get together once a week for 12 weeks with a facilitator to discuss important topics, growth and any challenges they’re having. The main reason I wanted to join a PEPS group was to meet other parents/families in our area with similar age kids. Most of the moms in the group got together last week and did a long walk one day. It’s really nice getting to know other parents in our neighborhood – three other families live within 4 blocks of us!

{Jackson is never too far away...}

{Jackson is never too far away…}

{Ben has great head support and can roll over in both directions from his tummy to his back. He has rolled from his back to his side but hasn't gotten all the way over to his tummy on his own yet.}

{Ben has great head support and can roll over in both directions from his tummy to his back. He has rolled from his back to his side but hasn’t gotten all the way over to his tummy on his own yet.}

{I couldn't get over this outfit... love this little guy in jeans! They're actually more like "jeggings" - I don't love the stiffness of actual jeans for a baby.}

{I couldn’t get over this outfit… love this little guy in jeans! They’re actually more like “jeggings” – I don’t love the stiffness of actual jeans for this little baby.}

{Ben has been eating SO well lately! So well, in fact, that he's depleting my stock pile of milk faster than I can keep up with! He's a hungry little hippo...}

{Ben has been eating SO well lately! So well, in fact, that he’s depleting my stock pile of milk faster than I can keep up with! He’s a hungry little hippo…}

Not too much else has been going on with us – pretty wrapped up in baby stuff these days! And that is pretty all-encompassing 🙂

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