For hubby, that is. After a week of staying home to pamper me (not to be confused with diapering the baby – he didn’t do any of that), today I bade my hunney goodbye as he went back to work. I always miss him after a weekend at home but it feels downright strange not to have him here after 10 days.
Lest you think poorly of him for not doing diaper duty, let me confess that I have probably changed less than 10 of Bethany’s diapers so far. There are just so many willing hands that it would be selfish of us to do more. I can’t share feeding duty (though I gladly would; ouch!) so I’ll share what I can. 😀
While I’m confessing things, I’ll also tell you that like several other of our children, Bethany had a mild case of jaundice. It’s mostly cleared up now and that’s not the confession part anyway. The confession part is that I think jaundice is pretty. It makes the baby’s skin color look so rich and smooth – I was disappointed the first time a midwife told us that it wasn’t our baby’s natural color and I couldn’t attribute it to our American Indian heritage. Go ahead and laugh at me, or shake your head in horror at my naivete. I was a new mom once, too.
And while we’re still on true confessions, go ahead and hate me: she has slept 7-8 hours straight through every night for 6 nights in a row. All of my babies have been good sleepers, but this one takes the cake and I can’t take an iota of credit. Isn’t that the best sort of blessing?