Christmas at our house! It was 62 today... it actually feels a little like winter here lately! I love Christmas... and Christmas with a newborn?? What could be better?
So I think I'd seen so much pink for so long in Sophia's room... I just wasn't excited to do any pink this time around. So I didn't. And maybe I have a totally gender-neutral nursery, which I never thought I was into, but since it's the guest-room too, and since the green seemed so soothing to me (and what mother of a toddler couldn't use a soothing room?) we kept it VERY simple. I think I might do curtains and maybe some ribbon with her name to add a little more umph... but that's about it.
My sister, Melisa and my nephew, Heath came out this week to see Mila for the first time. They played with us Thursday and part of Friday which gave Sophia two great active park days with her cousin. It's been hard for me to figure out how to keep her busy now that we're not going to the gym where she loves the childcare-- and we're not really braving the errand running with two kids yet. It was great to have a built-in buddy that's as crazy as she is for those two days. :)
I thought I was past the point of needing Melisa's help-- "just wanted her company", I kept telling her, but when we actually loaded up and went to the park and I couldn't get Mila in the sling without Mel's help, forgot I'd have to sit down and feed her and therefore couldn't push Sophia in the swing she was demanding, and couldn't keep myself covered, even with the "Hooter Hider" because of the wind, I realized I'd been a little over-confident. So Melisa played super-aunt and ran around pretending to be Pirates with Heath and Sophia while I sat, disheveled, trying to pretend that I had mastered the nursing-in-public thing a long time ago with Sophia. Although clearly, I had not.