Leo turned 6 months old this week and I honestly can’t believe where the time has gone?! In some ways life is moving so quickly and in other ways our pace of life is so much slower now we have a baby, it’s a weird paradox. Now that Leo has hit 6 months old, some things have got much easier; he’s not demanding the boob as much, we’re tag teaming like pros and the nights aren’t as scary, long or as exhausting. In essence, we’re starting to find our rhythm with this thing called parenting.
Since we started weaning a few weeks ago, one of my favourite times of the day are now meal times when we get to spend some quality family time together and the rushed TV tray dinners are thankfully becoming a thing of the past. Preparing food for Leo has also meant that I could get back to cooking some proper food for us (there’s only so long that you can survive on microwave meals!). I love our slow weekend breakfasts the most. Still in our pj’s and dressing gowns without anywhere to rush off to, we can take our time and appreciate the autumn sunshine pouring through through the windows as we enjoy our tea and toast.
As I hit the half way mark of my maternity leave, I feel that the past 6 months have been truly life changing and some of the toughest times of my life. At the moment it feels like I’m spinning so many plates of uncertainty around going back to work and starting Leo at nursery that it all feels a bit overwhelming. I’m doing my best to focus on what’s important, pace myself and write realistic ‘to do’ lists. When life feels so undecided it’s really hard not to get caught up in the stress of it all. I’m pretty sure everything will become clearer over the next few months and the current fog of the unknown will lift. In the meantime, I’m enjoying time with my special people and am oh so grateful for our slow mornings at the breakfast table.