Baby Prep & Puppy
I've been doing laundry.
I did something I wasn't expecting. I washed my washer... sounds redundant right? It had some dog hair and dust leftover from the previous cycle that included dog washing towels and bathroom mats. I'm handling a bag of clothes that will be the first think our kid touches. I want them to be as clean as possible. I've heard about new mother cleanliness and I figured it would strike in increasing waves of seriousness. So the latest example, washing the washer. Baby clothes old and new are making their way into the clean washer, getting organized early puts me at ease.
Sorting and folding baby clothes is pretty fun. When they are clean and folded they go into huge zip lock bags and wait for the baby to arrive and fill them. Over 25 pairs of tiny adorable socks are together in pairs (not for long I'm sure) in the top drawer, next to Robeez and bibs. I'm getting ready.
Physically I'm doing well, and feeling great most of the time. Occasionally I get really tired and my feet have started hurting a bit, but its not too bad. Luckily I've been without back pain for over a week now. I am hoping that holds out. The weather has been humid lately and so I'm spending a lot of time by the air conditioner when I'm at home.
The family has grown again with the addition of a new golden retriever puppy (yet to be named). She is adorable and fluffy and pretty mellow. Alfie got to meet her for the first time on Sunday and they got along well. He got her to chase him around for hours. Chloe (our 9 year old golden) is not taking to the new pup so immediately, which is sad. She essentially ignores her. I think it is probably because of jealousy but I'm not sure...Its a good thing we have Alfie around to break up the social scene at the house. My mom gave Alfie a new title "Ambassador" since he seems good at getting all three of them to play together, even though Chloe is mostly directing her attention at Alfie. Given time I hope they will all become good friends.