We’re still alive here, despite Gabriel’s best efforts. Turns out that taking care of a baby is HARD work. We naively thought that our weeks of maternity/paternity leave together would be a lovely little vacation, some nice family bonding time for the three of us. Ha!
Now we know what all those cryptic, “Your life will never be the same,” comments were about. We reacted with annoyance and denial at the time, but perhaps it was unwarranted.
On the green front, we switched over to cloth diapers about four days after we got home, which was when the disposables from the hospital ran out. I’m very glad I took all the disposable diapers that were in our hospital room, despite the nagging green voice in my head saying, “Oh, just leave them for the next person, you have all those cloth diapers at home.” Anyway, more about the diapers in another post.
The continuing heat wave means A/C 24/7 (not green), and I’m so thankful we have it, not gonna lie. We’re keeping it set right around 80° F, which means our little guy is pretty happy just in a diaper, or a diaper with a light swaddle for sleeping. I’m a bit scared to see our electric bill, since we normally benefit from cranking the thermostat up to 90° F or so when we’re at work during the day.
Matthew’s been getting in some garden time, and we continue to eat extraordinarily well (though sometimes finding the TIME to eat is tricky). I’ll try to post more regularly, but that’s definitely not taking precedence right now. They say it gets easier . . . .