Thursday, October 1, 2015

Day 1: Baby Bear

In a moment of trying to regain a little sanity, I'm back at blogging for a 31 day writing challenge. Since carpal tunnel and time management limits my time, I'm going to do a series of photo essays on family life as a resident's wife, history teacher and mom. I hope you enjoy!

Laura, our newly seven month old, is trying to stand. This is amazing to me. Our oldest, Grace, has cerebral palsy and never did this at such a young age. But Laura pays no mind to that- she sees her sister move, and she wants to go too (preferably wherever Grace is playing or moving).

This picture was taken soon after returning home from the grocery store - I expected a madhouse since the hurricane is supposed to hit us hard this weekend, but maybe the drizzle kept people at home. Maybe. But not us. All for more yogurt, soup, snacks, and a chance to watch the Wegmans's train go round and round a couple times by Dairy. I even picked up two baby food jars for Laura - she makes funny dislike faces for both yogurt and rice cereal; maybe apples or peas will entice.

Laura's Dad is gone all night - first night in Trauma, this month's rotation. But she climbed all over him earlier while, two floors above, I taught middle schoolers about the Revolutionary War. (I could hear the shrieks of laughter from both girls. Typical with Dad.)

This weekend, we're doing a big clean up of the house, and putting up the new gates, just for Laura. We're still trying to decide where... depending on where this baby bear prowls to next. She's on the move.

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  1. Haha, we are totally on the same wavelength. Although I'm doing my #write31days challenge as a means to improve my photography, it is essentially a photo journal. I'm looking forward to following along with yours! :)

  2. I loved hearing about what Laura is up to. My son is fond of a very similar position- we call it "Downward Facing Felix." I'm excited to follow along with your photo essays!

  3. Oh man! Good luck, when they go, they go fast! My youngest crawled like he was racing other toddlers when there was no one else in the room. :)

  4. Oh, I miss those cute moments when our little ones are just learning how to walk! My youngest is four now and I can barely keep up with his fast little legs. LOL. BTW, I'm new to your blog and look forward to checking out your series. :-)

  5. Woo hoo! I hope you experience the freedom from carrying baby everywhere once she's mobile! Sean is like a different kid now that he can walk. :)

  6. There is just something about the second child (esp close in age to the first) that makes them EXTREMELY physically precocious! This was Lena to a t, 6 months ago. She started full-time walking at 9.75 months and we could.not.believe it! Gotta keep up with the big sister!