I’m not sure how time has gone so quickly but as of yesterday we now have a seven month old. It seems like just yesterday that Bo was born. Though really, it feels somehow as if she’s always been with me. Just under my skin, just waiting for her time to join us in the world. Now that she is here, she’s certainly making her mark on not only us, her family, but on the world. With a determination and quirky attitude already, I know she’s going to be a joy (if not at times, a real challenge) through every stage of her life.
We have been jumping around this week trying to fit every visit in and still have a bit of mama-baby alone time amongst all the madness to keep us both sane. Traveling between the small town in the South where my mother has just moved to and Perth city we have managed to rack up some serious road hours… that and Bo has mastered the art of sleeping in her carseat (finally!) – so much so that now it seems to be the only place she really wants to sleep… which is, let’s face it, not so ideal.
I’ve had a chance to catch up with a few of my most favourite friends – with a few coming up in the final week to come. I’m lucky to have some wonderful friends who welcome me (and my gorgeous one) into their arms as if we had never been away at all… but there is always an element of awkwardness, even with the most familiar of friends – and it only comes just as we say goodbye. I hate goodbyes at the best of times – and somehow a few hours every three to six months with a favourite friend is just never enough. I have friends who are on the edge of welcoming a baby (some firsts and some seconds), friends embarking on great new business ventures, friends struggling and friends rejoicing and somehow I just always feel a bit torn. I just want to BE here. To exist in the same place as these people who I love. For our time together to be so familiar that we don’t have to talk at a thousand miles an hour just to fit in EVERYTHING that has been missed. Soon enough, I keep telling myself, we will be home again. Home for a summer of sunny Perth days, big glasses of cold cider, live music, white sandy beaches and lots of little kids with sandy toes and icy poles and zinc on their noses. Bring on summer I say… this little jaunt of ours has given me a taste of what is to come, and I can’t wait.
Remember if you want to get in on some of that UB2 baby bonnet love… today and tomorrow are your last chance to get your entry in. All you have to do is leave a comment on the post. I’ll draw the winner tomorrow night. We have another awesome give-away coming up tomorrow, so keep a look out!
Until then, I hope your family is having a beautiful, warm and praise filled weekend that is suitably inked in colour.