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Lately our days start early and are packed with activities; tending to the garden, riding on subway trains, lots of baking, long walks collecting 'acorn nuts', meeting up with friends, eating and nursing and more nursing. I'm exhausted and Little Smith seems to favor short naps the last week, but he is also extra happy and captivated by the changing season and his little sister.
I'm honestly surprised by how sweet he already is as a big brother. Initially I tried not to focus on or talk to much about the baby, I guess I was worried that he would be jealous and was trying to maintain his world as much as possible. As the weeks have passed and her little personality has started to shine, it feels more and more like we are a team and he looks for her to take part in everything we do. I constantly find him patting her fuzzy little head (which is losing more hair and looking more ridiculous by the day- poor thing), and his latest treat is tickling her belly... she lights up and smiles. It's enough to melt this mama's heart, and I hope the joy lasts.
I'm coming to terms with the colder weather. It's undeniably beautiful, even if I'm not ready for the short days and runny noses inching closer with each falling leaf. Getting back in the kitchen and enjoying the warmth of the stove feels good, I'm always excited to pull out my sweaters (especially with the extra pounds I'm sporting), and it's fun to snuggle up and stay toasty. It is extra tough to force my eyes open at 5AM with the chill in the air and those dark skies, but somehow we're all pulling it off and still standing. Now I'm off to get a little sleep... until that sweet baby girl needs to eat somewhere between midnight and two, lets all hope for two!