Four weeks ago right now, I was in the hospital in labor. Wow. Four weeks!!! That's crazy. It feels like four days. I really should be keeping a journal so I'll remember these days better. It's so weird how they just melt away. Maybe I should start another blog, one that's all Clementine all the time, so that I don't turn this one into a baby blog! Just what I have time for: another blog! ha ha.
Not surprisingly, Clementine sleeps much better when she's being held, which has led to some interesting writing conditions:
I actually managed to get a bit done that day! She was really conked out. I couldn't reach the keyboard very well, but I mostly managed. I've tried some one-handed typing too. Really hard to get any flow going that way!
Here we're doing some "tummy time":
Her neck is getting so strong!
And today, the rain came. Lovely lovely autumn, I welcome you. As we were going over to a friend's house for a scone breakfast, Clementine got a chance to wear her pink skull sweater! It fits perfectly, and is so adorable. Thank you, Heather! Here we are in our pink sweaters:
There's a hat that goes with it:
tee hee hee!
Let's see, what have we been doing around here? Perfecting the "bounce walk." I swear, the bounce walk is in all of us, just waiting to be unleashed. We've also been dancing to 80s music. Watched the movie "Adventureland" the other day, and while the movie itself didn't wow us, the soundtrack was awesome and led to a long e-music and i-tunes listening session as Jim and I recalled the bands of our 80s and downloaded songs. That was fun! Oh, and we just finished watching Season 4 of Project Runway. We [heart] Project Runway, and you know what I liked about Season 4? How nice everybody was! I guess it's generally good for ratings on reality shows when the contestants are super-bitchy and snarky, but I hate that. What I love about Project Runway is the creativity and the beauty of the craft, not the snark, so it was great to have a mostly pleasant group of talented people being nice to each other, while still maintaining a healthy spirit of competition. Great show. And I just read a good book: The Last Summer (Of You & Me) by Ann Brashares -- it's her first adult novel (she wrote the Traveling Pants books) and I really liked it, and was somewhat startled to see what bad reviews it's gotten on Goodreads. People are so critical! Another book I read recently, a Tor fantasy paperback called Firebird was savaged on Goodreads, but I really liked it--and I don't think I'm un-critical. Conversely, I've read a lot of mediocre YA novels lately that other readers seem to ADORE, and I just think are terribly "meh." So it goes. So that's what we've been doing around here. A lot of baby-holding and baby-bouncing and dancing, some TV-watching and reading while nursing, some baby-wearing, a bit of writing (and drawing, in Jim's case), a lot of gazing adoringly at Clementine and each other. (Jim is so cute while dancing to Pearl Jam with a tiny baby :-)