The old mercury finally started climbing northward today and it didn't stop when it hit the permafrost line, either. It was about 20 degrees here today. Emily and Hope both had sun hats and sunscreen on and it was bliss. We went walking, to the sandbox, to the playground. I saw what our summer will be like, the promise of it. It is wonderful.
For those of you wondering how things have gone regarding Hope and breastfeeding, as expected, things are back to normal, or close to it. I never went to the doctor in the end because she started turning her nose up at the other side and then it was confirmed, as I expected, that she is enthralled with sitting up right now and would rather practise that than spend time, I dunno, getting sustenance. It's getting a little better now but it still takes a while to feed her and I can only really do so successfully in her dark bedroom.
This poses a bit of a problem because we're going to Boston in about 3 weeks and I'm not sure what will go on with the breastfeeding/distraction thing in the middle of the Public Garden or Harvard Square when she needs to eat and there is just so much sitting up and looking around to do. Wow, that was a long sentence.
Yes, we're going to Boston. It is purely vacation, purely fun, could be purely hell if the stars don't align so that we can all peacefully sleep in the same hotel room together. Be sure that there will be many stories to tell upon our return. And of course, many pictures. I'm VERY excited. VERY.
We haven't had a trip just for fun since.... I can't remember. We went to Austin two Christmases ago and that was great because I love Austin and I love being with Beth, but it was also Christmas and the first Christmas without my mum so it wasn't the same as just picking a random destination and exploring. I can't wait.
The rest of this week has been comprised of doing taxes and thinking about next year. It has been causing me angst, great angst (the taxes, too) and kept me rom blogging much. Maybe because I want to blog about my concerns and struggles about next year but I first have to nail down my feelings about it a little better and also figure out some of the facts and options a little better too. There will be a post soon. It might be a bit of navel gazing. Wait. That's pretty much the definition of a mommy-blog. I guess I don't have to make any excuses then. Still, it will probably push the limit. You may want to skim.
Suffice it to say, I'm having problems regarding my choices and decisions regarding my return to work. Like most mothers on maternity leave. Really, this is not the most cutting edge problem, but it's mine and right now it seems huge.
Well, the house is shutting down so it is time for one of my favourite parts of the day. Getting into bed and reading. I'm thinking tonight I'll start Fast Food Nation. It's the feel good story of the year.