Sundays are made for that special quiet and peaceful family time, so I didn't feel at all guilty for spending the day sat in a comfy chair, feeding my baby and watching someone play a computer game on YouTube. In the meantime, James was working on preserving more precious memories, using leftover footage from October. . .
Milestone: End of the cognitive leap
Sunday 4th November
Milestone: End of the cognitive leap
I don't want to tempt fate, but it seems that we might be on the other side of Ronnie's first cognitive leap. He sleeps well, eats well and is alert ("wonderous" as James put it - i.e. looking around wondering and pondering things). He is calm and there is no more crying! We even turned the white noise video off last night without any repercussions! And get this - there was a massive smile on Ron's face this morning too! My boy is happy and I am so, so happy too!
Today has been a really quiet "inny" day, the washing machine was going strong, the roast pumpkin dinner was cooking in the oven, Ron was sleeping and feeding well and, like true introverts, we were enjoying spending the time indoors. . .
I told James about Ronnie's blog and he decided to make a quick keep-sake video to go with Ron's first month's article. He says it is not going to be a brilliant vlog, more of a memoir for Ron to see in the future - see what we all got up to and how much he'd grown and changed in just a couple of weeks! It is a video that uses up a lot of the "leftover" footage we took of Ronnie but didn't use in out standard videos. . . However, we realised it'd be a shame to let it go to waste or put it in a hard drive, never to be seen again. They were memories captured - precious precious memories of our first month together! You understand, right?
I spent the day partly working on the blogs, still trying to catch up with the back log from a couple of weeks ago and partly having an easy day. . . And by that, as a 90's kid, I mean I was enjoying computer games!
Yes, yes I know - there far more productive things I could be getting on with, but computer games are just something that is so intrinsically me - not me as a mum, wife or homemaker. . . but me, as Dee. I grew up with the medium of computer games for story telling and I find them so familiar and relaxing!
I wasn't playing, mind - James uses the big computer for his video work, so I only have the laptop (with no games installed) to myself and, as I feed the baby, I find it enjoyable to set the laptop up nearby and simply watch someone else play video games on YouTube. Aavak, a Welsh gamer I've been watching since before Ron was born (when we had a tonne of time to kill, waiting) and I find myself continuing to observe him playing a simulation game called "The Graveyard Keeper" whilst enjoying the (very heart warming) Welsh commentary about planting carrots and writing books!
It is a Bonfire night tomorrow, but as it is the weekend today, the neighbouring island is celebrating today. We are happy that there were no fireworks here on Eday to spook our dogs. . . I am not sure I agree with fireworks in general - so much noise and pollution for a minute-long spectacle. Anyway, this evening we were going to observe the fireworks - we only had to popped up to our field and gaze towards Sanday, an island across the water, in the distance as they were having a firework display for the Guy Fawkes night. However in the end we decided that it was too dark and cold to go outside with a baby, who was nice and calm all day! Calm all day - we are definitely through the first leap!
Just before bedtime was walking around the room with Ronnie in my arm, whilst feeding him and lulling him to sleep at the same time, thinking how small and light he is at the moment and how perfectly he fits in my arms. . . And I was really enjoying the moment of closeness and love! Oh how I wish to stop time, but all I can do is enjoy these precious moments of pure love and togetherness with my baby!