Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A time to rest

When I look at the past few months, I realize that I totally embraced my new life as a mother. I honestly don't remember the last time that I was that involved in activities and social gatherings. It is delightful but also a bit draining.

Alice is also getting a bit more demanding. She is still an extremely easy baby but requests more entertainment from me. I also have to be more vigilant since her little hands can grab stuff at the speed of light and she is always crawling towards not-baby-friendly objects (ex: to eat dirty dog toys or to use the wooden rockers on the Eames chair as a teether).

Tomorrow, I will get my wisdom tooth removed, so Alice and I are going to take a little blog (and activities) break. I'm totally looking forward to spend some real quiet time with Alice, Dan and the pets...watching movies, reading magazines, taking naps, going for walks...and stealing some of Alice's purees for myself while my gums recover from torture!

Take care!

12 comments:

Janet said...

I agree, Claudia, I feel the same! Of course, I'm out teaching a few days a week, so I guess it's a little different for me. Juno is getting more demanding at times, too, and sometimes she wants only me (especially when she's crabby or teething). I love that she finds me comforting, on one hand, but I also need other people to hold her sometimes, ha, like her daddy. :) Good luck with your tooth!

Little Gray Pixel said...

Good luck with your wisdom teeth! I'm getting mine out next week. Here's to a speedy recovery for us both.

Ali said...

Goodbye tooth - rest up and enjoy your little hiatus as best you can!

Bec Hem said...

good luck! And enjoy being looked after for a few days- you deserve it!

Tallulah Maggs said...

enjoy your peaceful time. I had my wisdom teeth pulled and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, sending you best wishes and hoping it isn't to bad for you either :)

Julia said...

enjoy (if you can!) a little rest. this is my advice to everyone getting wisdom teeth out (even my dad, who had them out this week at age 65!), eat some pineapple today- as much as you can. don't know why, but it helps so much with the healing. i ate a whole pineapple the day before i had mine out years ago and was back to regular food in a day or two- and very little pain and bleeding. just a suggestion. xo

Bess Callard said...

I hope having your wisdom teeth out wasn't too bad, I lived on yoghurt and ice cream when I had mine take out a few years back. Enjoy the lazy days at home :)
xo

taryn said...

I hope things went well and you're enjoying your down time! Alice is looking beyond cute in these pictures, by the way!

Peanut said...

Since no one else has said it: how cute that you are teething at the same time. ;)

Wisdom tooth removal seems to vary a bit but on the whole isn't too bad. I think it is a little worse if you have to go under a general anesthetic but that is probably just because the anesthetic is hard on your body. My advised (based on my own experience) is just to make sure that both you and Dan understand your aftercare instructions. They can vary a lot between clinics and doctors and not following them can leave you feeling really bad (that's the personal experience part).

jamie said...

hang in there mama!

kate / tinywarbler said...

i hope you are feeling better lady! enjoy your down time and snuggle time as best you can. xo

bugheart said...

good luck
with the
wisdom teeth...
and have
some great
QT and healing
time
with the family.
xo