I've read, and been told by other moms, that it can be a good idea for a new baby to bring a gift to the older siblings at the hospital. I've been trying to think of something that Evi would think was pretty cool, but wondering if I need to go small or big? Do I go out and buy something that I would never normally spend the money on, or stick with something small? Any tips from you moms out there?
I have been planning on making bean bags for her with the excess of beans that I have, but saving those to be from her baby sister just doesn't seem cool enough. I don't know--advice is welcomed!
On Sunday in church there seemed to be an overall theme of the day of don't be quick to anger. In all three meetings that's the message that really seemed to stick out. Be patient, be loving to those around you, don't get angry--even when you are wronged. Maybe that's just what I needed to hear. My patience has been getting shorter and it seems like Evi's will and independence is only getting stronger. I haven't been sleeping well, it got cold again after being delightfully warm and sunny, and I feel like I needed the reminder. So at least since Sunday I have been trying to be more positive and have been working on me. It's easy to get caught up in everything and forget to work on ourselves, and I'm glad for the reminder. It's only Tuesday, but I feel happier and enjoy the days more with a new outlook. It was especially good timing to think about this when yesterday I woke up to her bringing me (and smelling like) baby powder, which led me to the living room where there was a pile of powder on the floor and diaper cream smeared all over the couch. I'm not sure how long she was awake, but we spent the morning cleaning and I got her monitor plugged back in so I could hear her in the morning!
3 weeks ago