Well it’s been a little over a month since we’ve started our “new” routine. I’d say I’m a little bit behind on blogging….probably because this new routine is a tad bit busier with us both working. It was nice because Rafa had a month of Elternzeit (Germany’s wonderful parental leave) to help Liam adapt to daycare. Yes, they say you need a month to adjust! Isn’t that crazy!? Liam probably could have stayed the whole time on the first day because he loves it so much. But it was nice to gradually adjust him to so much new stuff at once.
We are really happy with the daycare. Liam’s teachers are so nice and they seem to do so many nice things there….they go outside everyday, and have a water play room, and they go on walks/wagon rides into the woods. No wonder Liam loves it so much. Rafa drops him off in the morning at eight and I pick him up most days at 4pm. By the end of the day he’s exhausted. The one thing that has been a little rough on him is the sleeping. He sleeps 1 nap for about an hour and a half and he definitely needs more or another nap. Sometimes we squeeze in one as soon as we get home.
We also have all gotten the stomach virus. First Liam, then me and then Rafa who probably had it the worst. Now Liam and I both have nice colds and coughs. I guess it will be like this for a while til we adapt to the daycare germs. We are very lucky that both our jobs are somewhat flexible.
Here’s the lil guy completely miserable. He didn’t even want to eat much at all and currently wants to be held all the time.
But if you put him in the bathtub, he’s happy again despite a hacking cough and a runny rose. He loves the water, and now goes to swimming lessons with Rafa every other week. He’s a little fishy.
Despite our busy schedule, we’ve still been able to meet up with some friends, except now mostly on the weekends. Aren’t these 3 too cute?
And Liam is now 13 months! He has changed a lot since last month. He is offically a walker and prefers walking to crawling. He talks a lot, except in his own language. Sometimes we think he says something, but it’s most likely a coincidence.
Liam loves books now, especially ones with flaps or things to touch. He also likes his trains a lot and especially anything that has holes and you can take something in and out of. He also likes music and can bop up and down pretty well (I think he takes after me!)
Now I have Fall Break and I’m so excited to spend the next 2 weeks with our lil man! I’ll try to be a little bit better about updating here. :)