It’s hard to believe that Rafe is already a month old. It felt like just the other day when I thought that my pregnancy would never end. Now, with one month gone, it looks like I may just survive being a mom of three.
Rafe still seems so small, but he has already outgrown all his newborn clothes. I took him to baby clinic on Saturday and he now weighs 4.3 kg. He’s also grown a whole SEVEN centimetres this month, which probably explains why he’s so ravenous. He’s a serious little guy, with his Daddy’s big hands and feet and long legs.
Reading: Nothing. Sigh. In hospital I read Helen Callaghan’s Dear Amy. It’s about an advice columnist who receives a letter from a girl who disappeared years earlier. I enjoyed it, but I think I’m going to have to read it again sometime because I’m sure that in my drugged state I probably missed quite a bit of what happened.
I’m still busy reading Heidi with the girls. They’ve already made a list of books for when we finish this one. And that’s not including the books Jacques is currently reading with them.
Watching: I’ve been rewatching early seasons of The West Wing. Right now I’m midway through season three. Ah, what a show, what an ensemble, what dialogue! It’s an odd choice for someone so sleep-deprived, but I’m not watching for the plots as much as the characters. Angie, joining me for the end of one of the episodes, assumed that CJ was the president, and added becoming president as one of her own life goals.
The girls have developed an obsession with Wall-E, which I have yet to watch from beginning to end. The bits that I’ve seen seem cute, though. Since their week-long stay with my parents, they are also obsessed with My Little Pony and The Powerpuff Girls.
Enjoying: Being able to wear some of my pre-pregnancy clothes. (By the time I reached the last month, I was basically recycling the same four outfits.) Of course, my favourite tracksuit pants no longer fit because my belly stretched them.
Knitting: I’m finishing up a snuggle bunny for a friend, and I’ve also been working on a shawl. It’s the most frustrating and rewarding project I’ve tackled so far, and I’m looking forward to finishing it so I can wear it.
Feeling: Do I even need to tell you I’m tired?
Homeschooling: We started school earlier than I’d planned because the girls wanted to – and it’s been for the best, actually. We’re doing week 19 of Bible Road Trip, the last section of 1 Samuel. And Angie won’t stop asking me about the world wars – thanks, Narnia – so I’m putting together a simple unit study for her.
Celebrating: Angie turned six last month, and this month Emmy turns four. They’re having a combined birthday party at the end of the month, so I suppose I should get my butt into gear and start organising everything.
What have you been up to?