Holy Cannoli. Sadie is on some sort of developmental warpath. It’s amazing and frightening at the same time. I’m worried we’re going to have one of those freakish 7 month old babies who is walking and dancing. I keep getting the image of the Ally McBeal baby stuck in my head:
I think one of my favorite parts of being a mother is watching all of these different stages of development. I always loved that part of being an aunt. One day, Sadie can’t do something; the next day, she can, you know, STAND. There are other, more gradual things taking place, too, and those are fascinating as well. She has the beginnings of object permanence, which is pretty cool (here is a link to the Wikipedia article about it, in case you don’t have kids or have never taken a developmental psychology class). When toys or other objects drop out of her sight or are hidden, she starts looking for them. She’s not to the point where she knows to look under my hand (where I’ve hidden the hair tie right in front of her), but she definitely starts scanning around with her eyes for a few seconds to see where it went.
In other developments, I LANDED MY DREAM JOB. Well, it has the potential to be my dream job. I’m sure they’ve got policies about blogging about working there, so I’ll leave out details, but suffice it to say I’ll be copy writing for my favorite nonprofit. Downsides: it’s a temporary position (but who knows, maybe it could become permanent); it’s full-time, which means I’ll be away from Sadie all week–major bummer. Um, those are the only downsides that I can see at this point. Perks include: they have a room specifically for breastfeeding moms who need to pump; I’m pretty sure Trevor will be able to bring Sadie up for lunch every Tuesday when he’s home with her; I have quite a few friends who already work there. I’m so unbelievably excited. I mean, if I HAVE to be away from Sadie, this is exactly what I want to be spending my time doing.