I have been MIA for the most part
this past week for the past few weeks as we have had guests to entertain, a baby that we are learning how to take care of, and quite a few home improvement projects in progress. I am happy to report that we have finally passed ‘Tiny Baby 101’. I’m sure that she will grow, things will change, and we will be learning a lot more soon, but for now things seem to be under control.
We have been learning many things lately, most importantly, how to swaddle. Baby Kai gets quite worked up when she is unswaddled, yet she spends the majority of her swaddled time wriggling around undoing her little baby burrito. Figures.
On Kai’s second full day at home, Chris went all out cooking a full-on Christmas feast for her first Christmas. I was impressed that he had the energy to make turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy after our second sleepless night at home.
Kai surprised me with a Christmas gift of new pots and pans. Very sweet of her, especially since she only had four days notice.
We spent most of Kai’s first weekend at home transforming our
junk room extra storage room into a nursery. I am so glad that I threw down and bought a huge load of baby paraphernalia the week before she was born. I was supposed to be doing that during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, but for some reason I did it ahead of time. Miraculously, the nursery furniture arrived at our house the day that she was born. Whew!
In other exciting news that car that I wrote about buying arrived on Christmas Eve morning. I still don’t have tags for it, long story, and did not even bother to go sit in it until three days after it arrived. Amazing how priorities can change in a week.
[For the record, car buying sans Chris worked out just fine. He is as happy with my choice as I am.]
Since Kai’s arrival, we have been in home improvement mode. I’m not sure if this is delayed nesting, or what, but we have been scratching off long-standing to-do list items left and right.
Now that we are finding our groove, I anticipate that I will be able to return to my regularly scheduled blogging. Um, probably during pre-dawn hours, possibly one-handed with a sleepless, screaming baby in the other hand.