My mother, sister, and niece dropped by for a week to hang out and meet young Anne (Mum stayed for two months to get us through the hardest parts before going to celebrate my niece’s first birthday in Nassau).
We did lots, but most valuable to me at the moment was my sister’s advice and cheerleading as a more experienced first-time mum. Anne’s sleep also began improving while they were here (hurray for melatonin). I haven’t had to play Tupac nor Biggie in a while!
Cloth bumming a kid is dangerous — I’ve just bought a completely unnecessary Flip nappy wrap in Albert (i.e. it’s covered with a print of Einstein’s writing, and it’s unnecessary because I have enough wraps) and a night nappy kit that’s on offer, in the next size up. Who knew nappies would become such an obsession?
We got Anne into a ring sling and even took a short walk yesterday (to the post box and back). In my currently very limited world, this minor achievement is tantamount to my personally resolving the South China Sea dispute between China and the Philippines to the satisfaction of all parties.