Looks like another month is flying by! We're doing well here too. Last month, our entire family had a bad cold that, unfortunately, progressed to RSV for Hassan and we ended up spending a few days at the children's hospital. There's been a mini baby boom in our community - 3 of the moms from our Girl Scout troop, including my Brownie co-leader, are all expecting in the coming months. She was surprised because she got pregnant again while BFing a then 6 month year old, but it can happen again pretty quickly! It's nice to relive those pregnancy memories with them.
Chica, glad you and your family are getting settled in Wales. The NGO I used to work for is headquartered in Birmingham UK so we used to travel there fairly often. That whole region is lovely, enjoy!
Erin and Natalie, seems like Hassan has almost the same sleep schedule, he wakes up around 7am every day really active and ready to play, then takes a longer nap again around 8 or 9am. It's so fun watching he and Zainab, my older daughter play and interact with each other. We're slowly getting into a new routine but I'm also in the middle of a job search, which I feel ambivalent about. It's financially necessary but I wish I had a bit more time home with the kids. With Zainab, I stayed home until she was 10 months then taught at a school with childcare onsite so it was easy to nurse her on my breaks and prep periods. I'm just hoping to establish a good pumping schedule that allows my milk supply to stay up. A few weeks back I saw my dissertation advisor at school and he was like, "Oh, you must be getting so much writing done now that you're home"...yeah right! Nursing and typing one handed at the keyboard...the writing is slow going needless to say :)
And yes, we're dealing with some potential teething over here too. Hassan started acting fussy, drooling, and chewing on his hands for the past month. My mom said I had 2 teeth at 3 months old, so it's definitely possible. Kel, have you tried rubbing garlic cloves on Pepper's gums?
All the babies are growing into such cutie patooties, keep the pictures coming! Here is one of Hassan from last week
Take care and stay well mamas!