My first three kiddos are summer babies. They spent the first three months of their lives in little Onesies. They rarely wore socks, and we took them outside for walks every single day of their brand new lives. Our current bundle was born on a very warm December evening, but since then, the weather has been mighty chilly. Such a different experience! And the whole fact of a newborn in cold-and-flu-season brings out the almost-germaphobe in me. Let’s simply say that several factors have brought us to being inside a lot, and we are all feeling antsy.
I, for one, am craving the normal run-around of our usual life, but at the same time, these three weeks have been a treasure. I know why people call the newborn period a “Babymoon.” It is a period in time that you can never recapture. It’s a process of falling in love, getting to know a new family member. It’s a time to close out the rest of the world, trim down responsibilities, and just BE.
As sweet as this time has been, like any honeymoon, the hibernation has to come to an end. Cory went back to work this week, and we returned to our (modified) homeschool schedule. The meals from kind friends have come to an end, and I need to get back to meal planning and prep. This is good progress, and don’t worry; we still have tons of cuddle time.