Now for some stats.
A year later, I still spend 90% of the time in pjs because there isn't really any point in getting dressed only to have Madeleine slobber some sort of food on me 30 minutes later, or just digging her head into me for a hug and smearing snot all over. That's now, at the beginning it was either baby barf or poop or milk let down. Oh the joys of motherhood.
99% of my clothes just look shapeless on me now. When I do get a chance to go out (ie: going to class or work, very exciting things), I run to my wardrobe all excited to "dress up"...only to change outfits atleast 3 times and come to the conclusion that I SERIOUSLY must.get.new.clothes. And end up wearing my pj tshirt because that atleast looks half decent. Yeah this pretty much sums up my fashionableness these days.
I have a friend who is having a baby end of January, in fact, her due date is give or take a day's difference with Madeleine's. They have just set up the crib and all and that takes me back to last year this time when R. set up the crib with Marc's help. I remember bugging him about it because I really wanted our place to start looking like an actual home for a child...in retrospect, I maybe should have been reading more about co sleeping and buying a smaller bed for her for the first few months. Because 50% of the time, Madeleine sleeps in our bed still. She does enjoy the occasional jump around in her own bed though. I felt a smile creep to my face when she told me eargerly about the crib all set up and ready to go.
I guess the most post worthy news, other than what's trending fashionwise chez moi, is that Madeleine is a toddler. She took her first steps on the 14th of November, one mid morning while R. and I were both present. R. was very excited and I felt very proud of my little girl. We have a video on R.'s phone that I will get for my next post as he's not here right now. So this is it! The toddler adventure begins!
She is now in many aspects no longer a baby, of course she'll always be my little newborn. She babbles all the time about god knows what, loves cats (kitties more) and dogs, protests when she dislikes something (ok this isn't new at all), toddle about the apartment, "dance" when she hears music, the list goes on. I will say this is a lot more fun than those newborn baby days. I can show her things and she'll react usually very enthusiastically.
In a month's time it'll be Christmas...I have an idea of what to get her...then it'll be her birthday. And that is a whole other story, any 1st pbirthday party ideas are very welcome!