Sitting here at my computer for a moment and I can hear the soft clatter of dog paws on the wood floor through the baby monitor-- Franklin has gone in to check the baby, who is sleeping like a little stuffed tick. Audrey is home from school for the holiday, and so we're getting a slow start. I admit, I'm a little nervous about having to get her ready and out the door and to school all with a newborn in tow--- just as it turns cold again (it was near 70 this weekend!). But its a new year, with a new baby, and new adventures ahead!
I can't believe he's more than a week old already. Thinking about it made me overwhelmingly sentimental last night. They grow so fast. With a second baby, I think you're more aware of it. With a first baby, you're just trying to survive and it feels like forever. You just want to get to that next milestone and get some sleep and know you're doing ok. But this time around, I know he'll be growing before our eyes. I'm trying to soak in the littleness.
Oddly enough too, instead of being overwhelmingly exhausted--- well, I am tired but it doesn't compare to the bone tiredness I felt with pregnancy--- I feel more awake. So now I'm finally thinking of projects to do around the house, getting to some cleaning that desperately needed to be done, and pondering getting the food we eat back in a more healthy direction. I haven't wanted to cook for months. Mostly because by evening, I was just a big pregnant zombie, and if it could be put together in five minutes or just popped in the oven, that's what I did. Even just cutting up things and putting them in the crock pot seemed like too much of an effort. But I feel more motivated to do things now--- and since I am basically a big food factory myself these days, I should probably add some good ingredients for little Robbie.
Aside from that--- still thinking and planning and even doing a little painting for the book idea. Above is a little sneak peek at some painting I did (before baby came.) It's going to Scandinavian-amazing! ;)
Well, better scurry off. Also--- do you have any favorite crock pot or bread recipes? I'd love to hear them! I'm craving stuff like that. And its been far too long since I made fresh bread. I miss it!~