Today Pea is five weeks old. I've been in my own little world in these last happy weeks, barely noticing much else besides my son's beautiful big eyes, coos and gurgles, button nose and endless facial expressions. Summer has retreated once again and the days have become shorter and shorter. Whenever I say that I always think of my father saying 'No, the days aren't getting shorter. They are still 24 hours long.' yuk yuk.
My mother came to spend 10 days with us. It was a lovely visit but as I always have to admit at the end it passed too quickly. Still, it was wonderful to be able to introduce Pea to his Oma. My mother decided being called Grandma didn't quite suit her and decided she would prefer Oma. I guess it's like swearing in another language. You just don't feel the full impact of the same word in your native language. Regardless of what she prefers to be called, she loves having Pea in her life, the grandchild she had given up on having.
The Saffa and I are settling into the routine of taking care of an infant. The Saffa is a fantastic father and loves spending every minute possible with Pea. He went back to the UK for a few days while my mother was here for his son's 16th birthday. After my mother left I had a couple of days to take care of Pea on my own. Happily he was a very good boy and we could manage but I have to admit that I much prefer the feeling of completeness when the three of us are together as a family. It just feels right.
Now that I am more or less healed from the c-section and settling into a rhythm of taking care of Pea and our home, I am trying to soak up and enjoy every minute of this time. Although the return to work is 6 months away, I am sure it will fly by quickly. I would love to have a longer time with Pea at home; it feels too short to me. I already know if we have a little brother or sister for Pea that I will be taking off longer next time. Even when I go back to work, life has new purpose and priorities and I want to spend every possible minute with my family.
So, not a lot of blog posting going on lately but all is well. All is even better than that.
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