The Young Women couldn’t get enough of him:
Here he is joining in our “facemask night”…we were all trying to make our skin as baby-soft as his 🙂
Note how proud Lucy is there in the middle first of all because she got to come to mutual with us (Dave was out of town), but one of those awesome girls painted her fingernails.
Yeah, she felt pretty dang special that night!
Claire was glowing that she got to feed him and help so much.
Lu, on the other hand, was pretty mesmerized by her book:)
Dave and I took him on a little date with us…
He sure looks pleased as punch about that, don’t you think?
And Bo? Well, she was a little jealous.
There were plenty of times during that little baby-stint where I daydreamed about making an even trade…this sweet baby’s parents could just pick up Bo and let us keep that sweet little piece of Heaven around here. Even after a huge diaper-blow-out and fussiness trying to juggle bedtimes and trying to mix baby bottles while jugging homework and dinner.
One night in particular is vivid in my memory as I tip-toed in Claire’s freshly destroyed new shoes (compliments of Bo) because they were the only thing I could find to wear to throw away a messy diaper in the outside trash. It was a perfect equilibrium evening with a soft breeze and I felt alive because I was in the midst of what life is made out of.
And I was full-on in it.
I forgot how different life is with a baby! So much more calculated and slow, and for a few days it felt like I got nothing done aside from perfecting my swaddling techniques and trying to make enough faces at little Thomas to make him give me his huge baby grin. I was late to everything, because I’m a late person anyway, but life is extra slow strapping a carseat in and making sure you have bottles and diapers and a burp cloth (he’s a super spitter just like I’m used to). But it felt nice to dust off those mother-memory-muscles rocking the carseat with my foot while trying to teach art masterpiece and lugging a baby to the grocery store.
The last night Thomas was with us, Dave, Lu and I sat playing cards. Thomas was bouncing on my lap and Bo was wrapping herself around our feet and I decided I was pretty attached to that Bo Jangles of ours.
Maybe I would let Thomas’s parents take him after all. Ha!
But we sure loved having a baby around for a few days!