Daily's baby-brother-to-be is more than halfway through his adventures on the inside. We're due in mid-October and very excited, though completely unsure what life will be like.
- Will D cope with not being the center of the universe? (Yes, she's pretty adaptable! Right?)
- Will we remember all the tricks with babies now that our first is a busy, chatty, opinionated 2-year-old person?
- Will we ever sort through all of D's baby stuff that was perfect for a girl born in May to find that stuff that will work for a boy born in October? (I realize boys can totally wear pink and love cupcakes. But, I also want this kiddo to not be all hand-me-downs all the time! Thankfully Grandma Karen is on the case! She hit enough garage sales that we have pajamas lined up for the first few months. At least. Possibly much longer.)
- How do you manage a toddler who needs to keep busy and a new baby who shouldn't really go public much during flu season?
For now we are enjoying every second of just-one-kiddo life. We go swimming whenever we can, we take walks, we snuggle with D on the couch reading story after story and seriously enjoy the post-bedtime time we get together.
D met a baby the other day and seems to be slowly processing facts about babies. Her current base of knowledge:
- Babies are tiny.
- Babies eat milk from "boobs" or "bottles."
- Babies poop everywhere.
Pretty smart, right?
I'm simultaneously exhausted and raring to do ALL THE THINGS. I painted a bathroom and bought a mirror for it. I took down a cabinet. It seems like every time we figure one house thing out another, new and ridiculous home thing rears its ugly head, but that's homeownership.
D loves swimming! After neglecting to sign her up for baby-swim-lessons, despite my promises to do so, I am so tickled to see her comfortable, adventurous and happy in the water. She loves lakes and shallow/zero-depth type pools where she can run in and play on her own without being held by me. She's not too upset about getting her face wet (this happens a lot when you do a really, really happy dance and are not super steady). Hooray!
D on a walk through Winnemac Park -- summer looks good on Chicago, on D and on our little gang.