Monday, October 26, 2009

She's a-growin' and a-movin'

Wow Lydia is nearly 8 months old! I was just going through photos to archive and ran across those of just a few months ago. It wasn't that long ago that I couldn't put her down without her (and subsequently me) crying. This is how we spent pretty much every day all day for her first two months of life. (Never mind the weird look on my face...how do I take a photo of myself without it looking odd?)
And this was my view of her:

So, wrapped up together in the Moby, we went about our day as such. Here's what I found in the process.

Things easily done with a baby strapped on:
  • kiss the top of her head
  • load the dishwasher
  • prep food for cooking
  • make bread
  • go for a walk
  • get a core workout on the big exercise ball (bouncing with baby kills two birds with one stone - gets baby to sleep and strengthens flabby post-baby back and tummy)
  • blog/email
  • cut out fabric for clothes and quilts
  • vacuum

Things that are difficult/awkward but possible to do with a baby strapped on:

  • curl hair (carefully!)
  • crawl under the desk in the office to plug in the internet cable
  • eat (turn sideways to avoid baby being showered with crumbs)
  • help pick up toddler's toys/chase toddler/ lift toddler into high chair/etc

Things NOT to do with a baby strapped on:

  • drive (obvious, and no I didn't find this out from experience, so please no reports to CPS)
  • shower (see above note)
  • scale the climbing rocks at the park when toddler makes it all the way to the top and then is too scared to come down alone

Anyway, here she is now...on the move and cute as all get-out. I don't think I could strap her in the Moby if I tried...not because of her size but because of her ridiculous strength and constant need to be busy and on the go.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Sounds like I might need one of those next time around. ( =