News at Home: COVID Quarantine Week 18
Wow y’all… I’ve been home for 18 weeks. What a year, huh? So this week was more of my new normal. Waking up with Dante around 6:30/6:45 and starting my work day at 7. Juggling work, meetings, spreadsheets with bottle feedings, diaper changes, meals and nap time. And I’ve managed to throw in workouts, sessions with my nutritionist and sessions with my therapist. By some miracle, I think I can actually say we’re still thriving as a family, Dante is a healthy and happy baby, and I’m doing well enough at my job. I still long for this to be over, be I’m accepting that it probably won’t be until 2021 and just determined to make the best of it.
Yesterday, Dante hit 10 months. He has spent over half his life in our apartment now lol! But he really is a happy baby and developing great. He’s walking around like a little drunk (lol, that’s the only way to describe his precarious balance), talking up a storm (pure nonsense with a few words thrown in, I think by pure accident), and eating everything. I think I’m most impressed with how he reads books. Having been a kinder teacher, I’m aware of the skills some kids start school needing to learn and, where books are concerned Dante is already ahead of some of them. When I’m reading his bedtime story, he turns the pages (something I have taught 5 year old kids to do) and seems to understand that the words I’m saying relate to the book, because he looks at me to read before he reaches to turn the page. He also sits with his books and turns the page, blabs a bit, and then turns the page again. It blows my mind and, biased though I may be, I think he’s very smart. I hope his love of books sticks as he grows.
We do have 1 concern where Dante is concerned… if you happen to know anything about it, please tell me what you know in the comments. Google has been very unhelpful. As you may recall, he had surgery in June for an undescended testicle. Well, here we are almost a month later and, except the addition of a scar, it looks pretty much the same. I’m very worried that when we go for his follow up appointment in August they will say we need another surgery. Kiko was incredibly opposed to the first one, I don’t see him being convinced to do a second one. And, frankly, I would take some convincing too, if this one wasn’t successful for some reason. I’m hoping there’s a very simple explanation. But that worry has been pretty prominent this week and even led to 1 spectacular argument :(. Oh and I did call the Doctor’s office, left a message and didn’t get a response. I feel like what can they do over the phone? Might as just wait for the follow up.
Other than that, life is plugging along and I just keep hoping for some spectacularly good news on the COVID front.
I managed to write a couple posts this week… so that’s something. Today I hope to do some visiting and perhaps draft at least 1 post. Blogging is something I want to do, but is definitely taking a back seat.
Reading is picking up! I had been struggling to find something that I wanted to keep reading the past few weeks, but I picked up Naked in Death as a reread and then Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody a series I started a couple months ago. While I’m reading them both slowly, I am at least reading. So I call that a win.
Last Week on the Blog
- [16 Jul] Ghostly Serenade by Colleen Helme ★★★½
- [17 Jul] #FitReaders ~ July Update
- [19 Jul] Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 18