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Oh the joys of having a newborn… and being the parents of two! There has been a lot of laughter and so much rejoicing these past 10 days, but there have also been some semi-sleepless nights and a realization that life will never quite be the same. Although I would never go back, I also am very tired and am not quite sure how I am going to survive once Elliott goes back to work on Friday! A blog reader shared this piece of wisdom with me today: “if the bums are clean and the bellies are full, it’s been a great day!” I’m going with that for now.
Here are a few other shots of life around our home these days:
We have been so blessed by some delicious meals from our friends after Gil was born. We told people that we like vegetarian and seafood dishes, and I’ve been amazed by our friends’ creativity and cookin’ skillz as they have put meal after meal on our table. Last week my friend Anna brought us a meal on our anniversary, and so she chose to bring one of our favorite meals of all time — chicken curry — and also brought a fancy tablecloth and long red candles. How sweet is that?!
I got this amazing package in the mail yesterday from a 16-year-old blog reader. She goes to my parents’ church and got my address so that she could send little baby boy Gil a hat she made for him! I was blown away. I love the colors and the style, don’t you? It’s going to get a lot of use over the years. Thank you so much, Kara!
I slipped out of the house for a few minutes today to do my weekly market shopping. The man at my favorite fruit and veggie truck broke into a huge smile when he saw me coming (sans gigantic belly) and gave me his enthusiastic best wishes for our new son. I loaded up on these blood oranges, which were just 40 cents a kilo!
To cloth diaper or not to cloth diaper… always the question. My friend Emily loaned me her newborn cloth diapers and covers so that we have all we need to get started whenever we’re ready. We cloth diapered Lena from 9 months until a few weeks ago (she has abruptly decided to potty train herself) and are enjoying a break from all the diaper laundry. I must say that these diapers are so stinkin’ cute compared to Pampers…
If you cloth diapered your baby, when did you start? Right away? After an adjustment period to a new baby? Any tips as I get started cloth diapering a newborn for the first time?