We’re still in survival mode here — just taking care of the basics (food, love, sleep, laundry), but I wanted to pop in with some pictures to share with you.
Every once in a while, we get professional photos done. We’re so happy with the ways these ones turned out (taken by Katie Jett Walls) and know they will always be a part of our family archive.
Diana was eight days old here. She’s now five weeks. I know, it went by fast for me too.
Life with a new baby, and therefore five children, has been both noisy and deeply quiet, crazy and calm, complex yet simple. Devoting myself to a newborn forces me to slow down, put my to-do list on hold, and cuddle. And yet when everyone is home, and Taylor Swift is blasting, plastic monster trucks are flying, dinner is burning, and the baby starts crying, I am one with the hub-bub.
And then of course there are the teeter-tottering emotions of the post-partum period. Like most mothers of newborns, I feel at times triumphant and at times fragile, as if I were a crystal vase catching the light at the edge of the counter.
As I adjust to and absorb this new expanded life of ours, I am thankful to my contributing writers who have been carrying the blog along with great posts like:
Why Frugal is Not the Same as Cheap by Karen
How Our Family Budgets Money by Sara
More good stuff to come. For now, I’m signing off,