Evan has been at home full-time during October as a stay-at-home Dad, and he has done an outstanding job of raising our boy! The only thing that made my returning to work the least bit bearable was knowing that Gabriel was bonding with his father, and that someone who loved him as much as I do was caring for him.
Little G continues to sleep well through the night, and continues to grow at an astonishing rate. We have a wonderful going-to-bed routine that involves feeding him, then bathing him, dressing him in pajamas, reading him some books, and then laying him in his crib. Evan and I alternate nights in reading to him prior to bedtime. Last night, he reached out and grabbed the edge of the page in the board book we were reading and flung it to the left, effectively turning the page! Then it became a game – I would start to turn the page, and he would grab it, swinging it back and forth until it was turned. Also, because he has been around books since his birth, his attention span is growing and he can remain focused on a book for a longer period of time.
Proof that he will be a reader (doesn’t he look intrigued?):
I love having a family so much – it sounds so cliche, but being a mother is the greatest experience I have ever had. How much richer life has become!