The month of April absolutely flew by! Something about having a newborn really makes time seem to pass so quickly. April was a very laid back month, with very little on the calendar which makes me happy. I love keeping things simple when I have a new baby.
Naturally, I’ve spent a lot of time nursing my sweet little one and just holding her, savoring her tininess.
These two are such wonderful big brothers. They’ve both adapted quite well to their new roles and have not shown any jealousy!
This is what most mornings look like around here. Cecilia co-sleeps most of the night with us and quite frequently we have another little one climb in during the night.
And, I feel like when I’m not nursing, I’m doing laundry. My midwife, who has 3 children, warned me that the third makes laundry explode. This is so true. Somehow our laundry seems to have tripled! I am constantly doing laundry.
I’ve ventured to church twice on Sunday mornings. Since my husband works at church, Sunday mornings I’m solo which makes getting ready and to church on time quite the task! When Cecilia was 3 weeks old, I managed to get all 3 up, fed, dressed and to church only 5 minutes late.
I painted Cecilia’s toenails at 3 weeks old! They are beyond precious and I’ve been surprised at how many people have noticed them. Painting the toenails of a newborn is not easy but possible thanks to small bottles of Piggy Paint.
My biggest boy was 4 years old on the 16th! What a blessing he is. It’s hard to believe he is 4 already – they’ve been 4 wonderful years being his mama. He celebrated with Papaw David (who shares his birthday), they went out to breakfast, Mimi made his birthday cake and we took him to Chick-fil-A for lunch and then to the toy store where he picked out two trains as his present from us.
Baby Cecilia was 1 month on the 22nd.
- Weighs about 10 pounds
- Outgrew newborn clothes
- Size 1 disposable diaper
- Fits in a bumGenius 4.0 with the regular insert
- Nursing every 2 hours during the day, cluster feeding from 8-12 pm and waking once, sometimes twice at night
An exciting thing for me in April was the release of my eBook, Cloth Diapers: A How-To Handbook on the Basics of Cloth Diapering. I worked on this book for 14 months and it was exciting to finally have it released as part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale! (Thanks to those of you who purchased the bundle!) If you did purchase the bundle and have read my book – I’d love for you to leave a review of the book on Amazon!
We’re still keeping things fairly simple around here in May but working towards getting back into our new normal!
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