Another week gone, and we're now heading into the last week of Tom's summer holiday. It's been a busy week, as we've been catching up with friends as much as possible. Giles is still at the easily portable, doesn't require much equipment for naps stage, so it's nice to get out as much as possible. We've also had to do a bit of shopping as he's outgrown all of his 0-3 months clothes at only 2 months, and I wasn't prepared for it! He also had his first check at the doctors this week, and it seems like he has reflux, which explains a lot (his crying, fitful sleeping, being sick, grunting). It's not a severe case, and he will eventually grow out of it, but it means he can be harder work than other babies, mainly as the most comfortable position for him is sitting up, which requires assistance at this point. The doctors visit also meant his first lot of injections, which did not go down well!
I haven't been reading much this week. I'm slowly but steadily working through Moby Dick, which I'm actually really enjoying in small doses. Apart from that, I haven't really picked up a book at all. In the small bits of time I get when I'm not holding Giles, it seems like there's so much to do that I just don't get a chance. I've always been resistant to audiobooks but I'm considering trying again as they don't require hands! My blogging has also fallen to the wayside - I managed to get up two reviews but I've not had much time for commenting. Hopefully normal service will be resumed in the next couple of months.
I have however finally joined instagram, which I'm intending to use for bookish and personal photos. If you love endless photos of babies and books, please feel free to follow me (and I'll return the favour) here.
How was your week? What are you reading at the moment?
Aw, poor kid! I still want to howl when I get injections, so I don't blame him for being unhappy about it. Has to be done, alas!ReplyDelete
My week's been good -- I got my copy of Sarah Waters's new book, which I have been so excited about for so long, and it was exactly as brilliant as I wanted it to be. Such a treat. Now I just have to find my next read and hope it can avoid disappointing me, after the awesomeness that is Sarah Waters.
So cute! I've been in a slump for a few weeks now, though I don't actually want to use the word "slump" as it has such negative connotation and I've come to accept the fact that reading breaks are inevitable and can be good long term.ReplyDelete
That photo is just adorable!! I've been enjoying instagram lately with the #100HappyDays project and just sent you a request.ReplyDelete
Glad you're enjoying Moby Dick in limited doses.
Audiobooks are so great! I know they are not for everyone, but I do think most readers can enjoy enjoy them if you find the right kind of audiobook for you -- it might take some trial and error, but it really is great for squeezing in extra reading time. Personally, I like non-fiction, memoirs, humor, and narrative-type fiction that doesn't have a huge cast of characters. Epic saga-type books confuse me on audio and literary fiction where you want to appreciate the style and language loses something on audio, I think, but that still leaves you with a lot of options -- good luck with whatever you decide :)ReplyDelete
Ahhh yes, I remember that in-between baby phase when any downtime is devoted to things that need doing. I'm glad you're enjoying Moby Dick, and I'm off to follow you on Instagram.ReplyDelete
Aww.. he looks like a darling! I hope you guys all enjoy Tom's last week before school starts. And don't worry about blogging. Enjoy your time with your little one. We can totally understand!ReplyDelete
It makes me happy that you're actually enjoying Moby Dick - I don't feel quite so overwhelmed at the idea of starting it now!ReplyDelete
Your darling little son also makes me happy as well - he's just lovely, Sam.
Awww look at that! Little Giles won't be so little in no time! I'm so glad everything's going fine, Sam. I'm sorry to hear about the reflux, though. I hope you enjoy Tom's last week and please keep us posted on how you're doing. It's great to know you're busy AND happy.ReplyDelete