This is such a fun age: social, interactive, smiley, but not yet mobile. When Joe was a baby, I was always eager for the next milestone or stage. With Maggie, I'm just enjoying the current moment so much, knowing how quickly babyhood will pass.
|We had a mishap with this month's iron-on transfer. Probably because I completely failed to follow the instructions. Ahem.|
Maggie is the sweetest, calmest, squishiest, most kissable baby ever. In my opinion, anyway. Her "likes" include being worn in the sling, hanging out on a blanket and kicking, being jiggled while eating (?), and playing with her brother. She has really only one strong dislike, and that's being in a stopped car. Unfortunately, stop-and-go traffic and red lights are a frequent occurrence in our part of the world. Maggie makes her displeasure clear at these times. As Joe says (usually from the back seat), "Maggie wants to GO!" To which we can only reply, "We're doing our best here, Miss Margaret!"
Maggie's four-month onesie is paired with her latest pair of Big Butt Baby Pants in light blue denim, featuring an owly bottom. I made these yesterday just for this occasion. I admit, there was a thick layer of dust on my sewing machine!
Maggie loves tummy time. Her favorite thing is to gather up the blanket she's on, and chew on it. Yum.
This past month has been quite the whirlwind. I started back at work about a month ago, which is challenging enough. But about a week ago, things got even more exciting - I accepted a new job! I have been working at my firm for ten years now, ever since I graduated from law school - ten happy years working with great attorneys and wonderful friends. But it's time to move on. My new job as an in-house assistant city attorney will be challenging but more family-friendly: shorter days, great benefits, and no billable hour requirements.
I'm really excited! I start my new position in December.
Since July, I've had a second baby, put my first born in preschool (where he is doing great!), and applied for and got a new job (only the second position of my legal career). That's a lot of life change packed into a short period. My sewing machine - and this blog - have been a bit neglected. (I am also woefully behind in reading all of your blogs!) So it goes. Once things settle down a bit, I'm hoping this new opportunity will give me more time for sewing, blogging, and, most importantly, more time with these two.
|I think that's Halloween candy on Joe's face. Oops.|
I think I need to frame this one to display on my new desk.