This was my last week of maternity leave. I’m so sad to have to leave her; I’m sure I’ll cry at least once on Monday. But we have an amazing woman looking after Ava so I know she’ll be fine without me there.
I’ve been trying to savor the time this weekend and focus on fun activities like bathing Ava. I’d been giving her baths in the kitchen sink. She used to scream and fuss until I discovered that I could hold her head and let her float. But last week she grew so much that she was the length of the sink. I bought her a lounge chair for bathing and put her in the bathtub this week. She’s a big fan of the chair.
The most recent physical change is that her cheeks are getting much fuller. Also her neck is getting really strong. It will be nice when she can hold her neck up because her need to look around makes it hard to put her in a swing. Once her head stays up I hope she’ll like being in a carrier.