We're still in summer holiday mode here, as Tom has two more weeks before he needs to return to work in September. It's been great having him home for the past month, and we're trying to make the most of being able to spend so much time together as a family of three. Giles is eight weeks today, and we're starting to be able to get him into a bit of a routine, which makes things easier. He naps at the same time every morning now, and is able to go longer at night without needing to eat. I'm hoping to keep on working on his routine whilst Tom is home to help, so that things are in place for when I'm at home on my own in September.
At the moment, it seems like Giles is learning something new every day. We're getting lots of big smiles, as well as coos and even the beginnings of giggles. He has discovered his hands, and spends a lot of his waking time trying to figure out how to get them into his mouth, though without much luck yet. I think I have adjusted to how much life has changed, although some days are easier than others.
In terms of reading, I've made a start on my classics club spin book, Moby Dick. I did have a cheap edition that I've had for years, but I decided that I needed the motivation of a beautiful copy and splashed out for the Penguin drop cap version, and boy is it a beautiful book. The only problem is, now I want the whole set! I'm finding Moby itself surprisingly pleasant at the moment; it's very wordy but not at all difficult to read and I'm enjoying Melville's writing. The pace is extremely slow - I'm 100 pages in and Ishmael's only just decided what boat to get on - but I'm not bothered by this yet. Hopefully I'll keep on enjoying the book for a while more, although I have a feeling the pace will get to me eventually.
How was your week?