These last few weeks that we have had of beautiful weather has been such a huge relief in helping to keep Nova-Rose occupied. We are very lucky to have a garden space during these times of isolation. Nova-rose is such a little explorer, she has been trying to get her little legs walking from 4 months old. I mean she wasn’t able to properly walk until ten months but she was holding herself up against a table or sofa at 4-5 months and my god when she was in my tummy, she did not stop moving! I remember my midwife always being very happy with her movement.
She likes to sit down and watch movies and she plays with her a toys a little but ultimately she is a mover and needs a lot of mental and physical stimulation, so sitting down or sitting still is not in her remit. Being able to get outside has been a real saving grace for us, if it had been weeks of rain, I don’t know what I would have done. I know you can still go outside in the rain but let’s face it, it’s just not got quite the same freedom attached to it.
If there is one thing that having Nova-Rose has taught me, it’s that honestly nothing is more important then the time I have with her. I really don’t want to miss a thing and though I am someone who requires a bit of time to myself and having an hour to enjoy my own time is something I look forward to each day. Raising my daughter and spending almost all my time with her is so fulfilling for me. Though it’s through illness that has put me in a position in where conventional work is not a current option nor will it likely ever be a part of my path, looking on the positive, it has given me the good fortune of being able to raise my daughter and I know how lucky I am to be in that position. Time is precious, it goes by quick and I don’t know if we’ll have more children, so I want to take in every moment, I don’t want to look back with regret or guilt because I was too focused on the opportunities that I didn’t have rather then focusing on the magical ones that I did.
I hope you are keeping safe and well, sending you love and light,