I am still loving the Boba wrap. This thing is worth its weight in gold. I use it all the time. The key is to wrap it really tight before you put the baby in, so the baby stays high and secure.
(flower from Tia )
We own a bouncy seat and a baby swing and both are basically collecting dust because this girl is always in arms. Not only mine, but also those of her siblings. She might very well be the most doted on baby around.
It's a curious thing how easily the kids have adapted to having a new baby in the house. I can tell you when Indigo was a baby, this was so not the case for Jude. He did not approve. Baby Indigo would be sitting up playing with a block or two and he'd walk by and give her small shove, just enough to knock her off kilter. She'd teeter from side to side before finally toppling over... kind of like a bowling pin. Now those two are the best of friends and Jude even complains about being 'lonely' if the girls are gone for an hour or two.
It would've been nice to know this back when Jude thought we had ruined his life. :)
my laundry folding companion
This time, the kids are like,"The more the merrier!". Heck, I'm pretty sure they see Hazel as their very own (live) baby doll.
Sometimes I even have to remind Iris to be a little less, shall we say 'enthusiastic' in her demonstrative affections toward her new baby sister.
For awhile now I had been wanting to get a photo of Hazel's hairstyle a la Dr Seuss.
Oh I can't tell you how thankful I am to have our Hazel.
We've had easy days.
And we've had our harder ones (and not always just with Hazel). :)
Through it all, I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift that she is to all of us. Really, there's not a day that goes by that I don't feel that. When Hazel smiles back at me with her big toothless grin or stares at me with those saucer eyes, my heart nearly bursts.
I'm so thankful for all of them.