When Fry got sick last week, we thought we might have a break from the kid that never stops running. No dice. He only runs slower and falls down more. *sigh*
One thing I love this month is that Fry has gone interactive! Now he is much more interested in playing with us, as opposed to next to us. His favorite toys recently have been his interactive book that plays music when you press a button that he likes to place on our laps and play and some interlocking blocks that he'll bring us to snap together and then he'll take them back and break them apart.
The biggest change is that we finally broke apart his playpen and used the pieces to keep him corralled in the salon side of the downstairs (which is an open plan with the kitchen). Along with a gate for the bottom of the stairs, this is made a huge difference for Fry, who is free to play on his own and then come grab our attention when he likes (if we're on the computers or something), plus we feel much more relaxed as we're no longer on high alert like we were every moment we let him out of the playpen before.
As for all the changes in his life with Mommy working now, he's handling it like a pro. Even with his first nounou falling terribly ill, he has adjusted again to a new environment with his second nounou without any problems at all, and there's nothing like the way his face lights up when I pick him up in the afternoons. He's still our sweet smiling baby, who is turning into a toddler right before our eyes!