Today I babysat for my friend Sarah and her 5 month old baby girl Sophia. It was only for an hour and a half, but about 15 minutes before Sarah got home both Sophia and Penelope decided to express themselves - loudly. I was walking around the house with one baby in each arm attempting to get them to stop... I failed. Eventually Sophia cried herself to sleep and I was then able to get Penny to stop. The scream-fest probably only lasted 5 minutes, but it felt like forever.
It sounds worse than it was, at one point I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror with the girls and I had to laugh. It was mildly amusing.
I'll be watching Sophia once a week - and I'm sure that next week will be less noisy :) I'll plan on going for a long walk once she wakes up and that should keep them both pretty occupied.
After Sarah got back and Penny went down for a nap, I finished the cloth wipes I started last week. When we decided to do cloth diapers, I decided not to do cloth wipes too - for whatever reason I thought that would be too much work. Now that we have a routine with our diapers, it really makes no sense to continue to use disposable wipes. Cloth wipes are cuter, better for the environment, and don't create any extra laundry so they're pretty convenient. Luckily Sarah has a super-cool sewing machine that does a surge-stitch, so I was able to make some up pretty quickly. I'll take pictures and post them at some point.
Next week Penelope has her first doctor's appointment. Should be interesting - she's technically behind on her vaccinations, but we're not going to follow the CDC's schedule anyway. I'm expecting to get a fair amount of raised eyebrows with our unconventional birth and our choice to delay vax's. Oh well.
I have more pictures and video, I just haven't gotten a chance to upload them yet... soon!
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