Friday, March 2, 2012

One Hand

My baby likes to be held.  And I love holding her.  But having a little one in my arms most of the day has caused me to relearn life with only one free hand.  It makes everything a little slower, including typing a blog update.  Here are some things that are going on in our lives:

-Marguerite is 2.5 weeks old!  Where does the time go?  She is sweet and precious, but definitely lets us know when she's unhappy.  And she has beautiful red hair!  I hope it stays that way.  And she looks so much like Joey.  It's adorable.

-Aurelia does not know what to do with this new little person in our house.  She has responded with many sensory meltdowns, a few days of ignoring baby, a few days of ignoring mama, a bout of stomach flu, and now bronchiolitis.  Overall, though, I think she's doing really well.  And I'm glad she's not ignoring me anymore.

-March is a busy month for us.  Aurelia has an EEG, an MRI, a GI follow-up, a neurology follow-up, plus all her regular appointments, and a few extra pediatric visits to follow-up on all the bugs she's had these last few weeks.  Marguerite only has one appointment. . . that's such a strange feeling. 

-In many ways, having Marguerite is a whole new ball game for us.  We've already decided she's a genius because she can make eye contact at so young an age.  I'm guessing that's a pretty normal feeling for parents whose first child has special needs.

-Joey's mom gets here today and I am so excited!  I love having my mother-in-law here, not just to help with the kids, but because she's one of my favorites. 

And I think that's about all the one handed typing I can do.  I'd post a picture, but I can't seem to plug the camera in without both hands.  It will be great when this baby fits in a sling or wrap so I can have two hands.  For now I'm loving all these sweet cuddles with my little red-head.


Unknown said...

Cheers to life with one hand. Today was a one-handed day for me too. Although I am currently typing with 2 because grandma is holding Ella. If only I could find a doggy backpack made for carrying baby. Or, maybe the Moby wrap is a better idea. Love you!

Melinda said...

Hi Julie,

My mom told me about your blog; you have a gorgeous family, and write about them beautifully.

I'm not much of a commentor, largely because it is so hard to prove that I'm not a robot, but you have to get a B'eco carrier! Babies fit from 7lbs-40lbs, love it, and unlike most other wraps (I have several), it doesn't upset them when you go from sitting to standing, at least at a young age. And it is one of only two carriers that dads can use without shame.

We're having Babies #4 and 5 (identical girls) this spring, and I've been trying to figure out how to double-up slings to hold both...

Melinda (Dille) Nielsen