Just a short update - and maybe a couple of pics of my girl...
So, it's been over 3 weeks since I posted. I will firstly report that I am still here, still alive and (mostly) well.
With that said, I've been doing a lot of work getting my health back on track over the last month. I've adapted to the new medication (Zoloft) which has mostly meant sleeping more and earlier, so my time in bed gets me up an hour before I used to get up most of the time, but I'm in bed 2-3 hours earlier. And there have been many afternoon naps from exhaustion too.
I've been spending at least 2 days a week offline for the majority of the day while I visit my partner and our baby (who's somehow over 5 months old already! where'd that time go!). She's currently teething, and has her first tooth come through already. She rolls over, and is working on all the mechanics to get the crawling thing happening. I'm pretty sure she's got the strength to do it, just hasn't got all the coordination happening together yet. She's been enjoying being in the pool quite a bit and loves the water. She's been to the big pool a few times and enjoys splashing there while we hold her up. She's already outgrown the little inflatable boat pool we had, so she's now got a bigger one that only just fits on the balcony. She's also enjoying solids, well the puree'd stuff that counts as solids anyway. Taking after her mum with the love of chocolate milk too, but that's possibly just cos she hasn't had strawberry yet :)
When I've not been visiting them, I've been getting my house tidied, watching a lot of stuff on Netflix and staying up to date with my youtube subscriptions. I've been playing some idle games, as well as Diablo 3 and Path of Exile. Exercising has been fairly restricted, with a very limited energy capacity, but walks to the local shops/mall and the train station have happened. I've missed 3 of the last 5 gaming evenings, and would have missed another if it wasn't the Christmas event one. I have managed to get all my Christmas gifts organised (well, the last wrapping has to be done today but all the gifts are here).
My mental health has been recovering, but I still have regular days that aren't as good as I'd like, and the stress levels are too far out of whack still, even with me actively not committing to doing things aside from visiting my family. The medication is certainly helping though, as I no longer feel like it's out of control.
I think I'm going to skip posting my normal regular content until early January, just to leave any self imposed pressure out until the silly season is over and done with.
Hands are almost always in the mouth now. One or the other, sometimes both...
I'm pretty sure that's not how bibs work Granddad
One of the best photos I've woken up to. She's such a happy little girl
Enjoying a play in the pool with mummy.
Another morning greeting photo on her new play mat after outgrowing the first little one
Maisie's first Santa. We have been and seen another and got better photos since this, but she seems fine with Santa
Upgoats made by the talented @ryivhnn