Madelyn’s new nickname is Busy. Good night, this kid is Non Stop Go. If we could plug her in to the wall, we’d spin the meter backwards.
Today Erin took the train to Chicago for Garden in the City. So far Madelyn has been doing great; about two more hours before Mom gets home. She’s had a big day: she started with playtime (learning to crawl), ate some bananas (her favorite food), played some more, and then had a nap in my arms while I read. When Madelyn woke up, we sat in the backyard and had a bottle, visited our neighbor Janna, went for a walk around the block, then came home and watched Lumper sun herself. Then it was time for another nap (this time, in bed).
After nap #2, Madelyn had another bottle and watched me fold laundry. We played peek-a-boo (aka “Where’s Madelyn?”) and catch, and she helped me water the seedlings Erin planted yesterday. Then we went to the post office and ran around a little more, saying hello to Marcy and Bill on the way.
Madelyn got hungry when I was running, so we headed home and had another bottle in the backyard. I fixed leftovers for me and some sweet potatoes for Madelyn. She ran out of food first—and hollered like mad until I made her something else to eat.
We just got done with a bath—Madelyn loves the bath! Now she’s winding down, rubbing her eyes a bit, taking her socks off, chattering, and looking very sleepy. I don’t think she’s gonna make it until Mom gets home.
Thirteen hours without her mom—not bad for a kid one week shy of seven months.