Gettin’ busy

7 Oct

Now that things are getting busier at work, I am blogging less frequently.  It’s not so much that I can’t make the time as it seems to have stunted my supply of random thoughts.  I hope that’s just a symptom of having more work-related things to think about, and not that the baby is stealing part of my brain, as Lindsay says will happen.  (That isn’t to say that I haven’t been somewhat scatterbrained of late.)

Work is much more enjoyable these days.  My latest project is meeting with all the departmental HR Directors in the Yukon Government to find out about their HR information systems needs.  It’s so nice to be interacting with people, helping to solve problems, and figuring out what my work team can do in the future to make our systems work better.  This type of actual useful activity is so much more motivating than hiding in my cubicle trying to look busy, but actually surfing the ‘Net because I don’t have enough to do.  The team is also warming up a bit more in a social sense, so I feel a lot more at home.

Baby is being much more active these days.  The kicking is getting a lot stronger, so there’s no mistaking it for gas bubbles, although it’s far from painful and Michael hasn’t yet had a chance to feel it.  Today I had a meeting with an HR director about 8 blocks from my office, and walking back from it, I passed a fabric shop I’d never gone into before.  I took the bold step of going in to find some material to make a baby sling.  Right now Michael and I have grand ideas of not bothering with a stroller and "wearing" our baby instead; I’m pretty sure it will work for us, but so many people seem so sceptical that I hesitate to take too hardline a stance on it.  I’m excited about the idea, though — I’ve even read in several places that one can nurse a baby hands-free using a simple wrap!  There are some really neat "baby wearing" websites, with hundreds of different ways to tie a baby wrap; I thought it would be a good idea to get some fabric and try out some of the carries.   A sack of potatoes is a lot less likely to get hurt if I don’t get it right the first time!

[The photo below comes from a baby-wearing site in a language I don’t understand, but it has great photo instructions!]

One Response to “Gettin’ busy”

  1. Garrett October 11, 2005 at 6:21 am #

    I accually saw alot of the middle east people in forida that had kids all brought there kids around with these slings. They accually look quite comfy. Just really really hot in the summer.

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