Our lounge has turned into more of a play area than somewhere to watch Big Brother on the sofa. It’s not very large and we always try and tidy up after our little girl has gone to bed but we often have toys strewn across the carpet.
Jo had saved a lot of old toys in her Mum’s loft so we’ve now got these ancient wooden bricks for Ruby to play with. She prefers to muck about with the bowl that they’re stored in at the moment though
I’m starting to feel a bit lonely at work now. More and more people are being made redundant and I turned out to be the only person on the late shift in our building. It was me, two security guys and three floors of emptiness.
This lab is now permanently empty. They’ve got rid of everyone from this room. It used to be packed with kit and now: nothing. Sad.
I took this through the glass on the door so you can see some reflections too. I quite like the effect, almost like a light-leak on some toy camera. Effect was from Camera+
Nothing in the house is safe any more. Our little girl can crawl, stand and generally reach anything over a certain height. She’s not quite figured out how to propel herself around on one of these little ride-along things but it’s only a matter of (very short) time.
Time to get some trunking for all the cables in the house I think
Ruby’s crawling is improving. She’s still slow but can now get to pretty much anywhere in the lounge. She’s fascinated with all the stuff in our TV cabinet and she keeps heading towards our Sky box, sticky fingers to the fore.
Our relaxing in front of the TV days are numbered, as least while Ruby is up.
Earlier in the day I headed off down to the nursery to pick Ruby up. It’s only her second week but she seems to be really enjoying herself. The girls down there tell me that she’s been really good, has eaten well and likes to pull hair. I’m so glad I have my hair cut short!
When I got there this afternoon she was oblivious to my existence for a few seconds but when she did see me all she wanted to do was have a cuddle with Daddy. She was hugely happy to see me and had a big smile on her face when I picked her up. I could have cried right there! I’ve not had so much enthusiasm for my arrival since our dog died when I was a teenager.
Ruby has always been a really good sleeper, although recently she’s taken to waking up a bit early or taking a little longer to drop off than she used to. Still, we’re rarely woken by her and when she does wake up early she just has a little chat to herself before going back to sleep again.
I can’t tell you how lucky we are. So many new parents really suffer with lack of sleep, and whereas we could do with a bit more sleep here and there we’re doing OK on the whole