our little girl is eight weeks old today. isn’t she pretty? this was her hanging out after bath time tonight. she’s pretty serious a lot of the time, but i think she’s just taking everything in around her.
it’s hard to believe that it was only eight weeks ago today that she was born. about this time at night, our little family was settling into the hospital room when our nurse came in to say there was a tornado or severe thunderstorm or some such thing. (it’s hard to remember exactly, since i was on all kinds of pain medication.) the funny thing was that she had to move my bed and the bassinet away from the window (which faced an inner courtyard, not really the outside) about five feet, since there wasn’t room in the hallway for bedridden patients such as myself. hee. we laughed until the weekend about how much safer we felt those few feet away from our original spot. (remember, pain medication makes everything funny.)
but now the hospital is a distant memory, and we’re a family in our own home, getting used to each other more and more every day. i’m finally feeling like it’s normal to be at home all day with my child, but it’s hitting me that we only have four more weeks until i have to go back to work. on the other hand, that’s almost a month, which sounds much longer.
here’s a milestone for those of you keeping track – last night she slept for eight hours! at least, i think she did. part of me suspects that maybe she woke up earlier and i got up and fed her in my sleep, but i doubt it. she’s never topped a six hour stretch before, though, and that was rare. of course, it may have had something to do with the three hour walk we took with sarain and her son mink in the afternoon – lovely, but exhausting. (note to self – the next time we try that, i must take my wallet with me so that we can stop for a frappucino at the halfway point!) also, i think we’ve successfully made the transition to cloth diapers, thanks to the simple and effective design of g diaper covers. three poopy diapers and not a single leak! (if you look at the website, you will see that g diapers aren’t cloth, but i’m using cloth prefolds inside the covers instead of the flushable diaper pads, being the descendant of solid, frugal mennonites.) thanks to lisa for the encouragement to give it a try!
in other fun news, daniel has finally caught up on orders at skreened to a reasonable level that meant he was home around 6 tonight, which was so, so lovely! he’s been working super-hard, and i’m so glad that the business is taking off, but i’m also glad that his first employee(!) is starting soon, and he won’t have to do it all by himself.
finally, my mom is visiting for few days next week, and i’m happy about that! the last time she was here, she worked nonstop cooking and cleaning and bathing the baby and basically doing everything, since i was essentially bedridden and recovering from surgery. this time, she gets to do the fun things like play with alex while i do the work i don’t always get the chance to do, and take walks with us, and go places if we so choose. fun times! (also, i think she might babysit one evening so that daniel and i can have a pre-anniversary date.)
sigh. sleepytime. g’night, dear ones!
g’night, dear ones!