Theo’s half-year milestone has crept up on me and I nearly let it slip by without a few photos. If truth be told this last bit of Jim’s deployment is really dragging, and as I’ve had problems with my sewing machine, I’ve had less to do and therefore am getting less (of everything) done! That old thing about giving a job to a busy person is so true!
But anyway, a quick progress report on the boy!
Six months old and although he’s performing marvelous floor gymnastics, rolling his way this way and that (and frequently waking me in the night when he traps himself in an awkward position) he is still no closer to sitting up. I momentarily thought it might be a conspiracy designed to get me to buy a Bumbo but realised that of course, it’s not that at all, he’s just saving all the big developments for when his daddy comes home!
He’s making good progress with weaning and although he has things he definitely likes more than others, he has yet to refuse anything he’s been offered – he just likes food generally! He’s inability to sit up is buying me a bit of time with painting his high chair too. This is one of those classic projects-you-wish-you-hadn’t-started things. I’ve been doing it on and off since Christmas and have largely lost my momentum now because Jim made a rash promise to me about finishing it when he came home… as if there won’t be enough other things to do! So wipe-clean PVC beanbag it is at the moment!
It’s not all that surprising really, but I cannot believe how much Theo has changed since Jim went away 4 months ago. In a lot of ways their reunion will feel more like their first meeting, because Theo has only really developed his personality in the last few weeks, I can’t wait… for so many reasons.
Anyway, that is all for now, I have deliberately not mentioned Jim’s return date, because with all things military we have to be a bit vague with details, but it is this month, and once he’s back, we have two holidays to look forward to in Scotland and Canada, but more on those nearer the time.