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Bounce. Bounce.

Eloise had the first little go round in her Bounce Bounce today.  It was pretty entertaining.  She's not quite strong enough to fully enjoy it yet, but she still seemed to have fun (I had to stuff in some blankets for support :).  Although, I'm pretty sure her favorite part was that it made it easier for her to chew on Sophie (see third photo).






She's fast asleep now.  Can you tell by all my posts?  I have other things I need to do.  And right when I have time to do them, I find myself forgetting exactly what they were.  Argh.  You guys, this month has felt harder.  Not in that really difficult type of way.  Just harder than before.  There's still lots of joy, I promise.  It outweighs the difficult.  And mostly harder having to do with figuring out how to get out with this little one.  The first month or two it wasn't a problem, but she's become much more vocal, in the crying/screaming sense of the word (she's also become more vocal in the fun/talking/giggling sense :).  Many times breaking down right when I arrive at the store.  Or call someone on the phone.  Or when we start eating at a restaurant.  And I really do want to get out and get things done, but I don't want to be "that person" with the crying baby, nor do I want to subject people to it.  I've had a whole lot of moments this month when I've had to ask myself, "Do I really need to do this right now?  Is it necessary?  Is it worth it?"  Sometimes it is, but a lot of times it isn't.  And I want to be open and flexible, but I also want to respect this little baby's needs.  And sometimes it comes down to me wanting to do what I want to do, when I want to do it.  So I'm working on that.  Then, at home, I like my house to be consistently clean.  I like the dishes and laundry to be done.  Bed to be made.  So, I'm learning how to let go a bit in that area as well (letting go-story of my life).  But I still want to find a balance.  Because I need a little more social interaction than this past month has afforded.  So we will continue to work on that.  And continue to be thankful for very helpful grandparents on both sides.  :)

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