1.5 Months verses 4.5 Months...
1.5 months: A two minute shower while little thing screams in his bouncy seat in the bathroom. Don't even think about drying that hair!
4.5 Months: Up to a ten minute shower plus partial or full blow dried hair, contacts, brush teeth, and maybe even make-up! This may require some singing but he's chill just cooing and playing with his toys.
1.5 Months: Me....Cook? Ha! Not likely! Unless I want to strap the screamer into a carrier and attempt to saute (kidding...usually it was involving a sandwich or something non-heat related). Once in a while he'd let me put him in his bouncy seat (as long as I was in sight) for a few minutes while I used two hands to strain pasta/cook veggies/ etc.
4.5 Months: Coos happily a few feet away as he watches me clean the kitchen and cook dinner. (2nd photo below was taken while I was cooking dinner last night).
1.5 Months: If I need something quickly from another room, chances are I'm grabbing it with baby in tow.
4.5 Months: He's happy as a clam for a few minutes if I set him down with a toy.
1.5 Months: Getting anything done around the house while the little guy naps? Not likely unless I want to string him up to me in his carrier! This guy will not sleep anywhere except on me!
4.5 Months: As I type, he's snoozing in his crib. Yes, you heard me right, ALONE in his crib. Thank you Grandma! (for she's the instigator on this phenomenon)
And the past two nights? Well, let's just say I've been able to roll over and swash about as much as I want (well, within reason...since I still share the bed with a certain other blanket hog). The little thing has been sleeping in his own room!!!!!
P.S. We like our car seat again....:) :) :)
And we LOVE watching me cook....
Look at those stems!
Notice the content happy baby post bath time?