What we've currently been up to this past week was welcoming Baby L into our family!
It was such a quick adoption, so it's been a wild and crazy week! Even with this awesome chaos, we've been having fun:
Wearing: The biggest smile! I still cannot believe we now have 3 - THREE! - beautiful children! We feel so very blessed!
|First walk around the lake with the 3 kids! L is hiding in the sling :)|
Wish-listing: Since I saw this babywearing post on Iulia's Best of Baby blog, I put a new baby carrier on my must-have list for our new baby. And then last Tuesday, after a whirlwind day, we adopted our son! So now it is on the must-have-right-now list!
With every adoption, I've learned how important it is for me (and my husband) to hold our baby as much as possible. It helps so much with bonding since I didn't physically carry the child within me. And with two little ones running around, my hands aren't as free this time - I'm going to need a good baby carrier/sling!
But what to get? What are your recommendations for babywearing (especially for someone who has a small build and shoulder/neck problems)? I've never really done it before! Thanks for your help!
Exploring: Our yard and neighborhood. Now that it is finally getting a little warmer, it's been fun getting outside. I love seeing the little green shoots coming up everywhere in the landscaping. Several are getting close to blooming!
And our neighborhood has a beautiful lake that is a natural preserve. And the best part is that it has a sidewalk all the way around it so we can easily take walks and enjoy all of the wildlife!
|Our first neighborhood lake walk of the year in early March!|
Sipping: Hot chocolate. I've been adding a little mint to it, and that sure has been helping me getting over the last of this illness!
Writing: Letters to our kids' birthparents. I've been writing little updates on how we're all doing to J, B, and L's birthparents. They are tremendous blessings to us, and I'm glad we get to share with them!
|Our birthmothers (and fathers) have entrusted us with such precious gifts - we are so grateful for their choice of love!|
What a lovely week it's been! We're still on cloud 9. :) How about you? I'd love for you to say hello and tell me what you've been up to lately!
Because of the craziness of being sick for the past 2 weeks and then having such a quick adoption, we are taking a break with Start Fresh this month. We'll start back up again on May 1st!