Today a friend and her little boy were supposed to come over, but he is getting over croup, so we rescheduled. Tomorrow I'm going walking with some friends (Jenna!), so today was the perfect day for a practice run (and perfect weather at 77, instead of the 104 it has been!). The practice run was...interesting. I got tired and I don't have a very good carrier for walks. I carried Silas part way in my mei tei and then moved him into the sling. We turned around about half way and went to the playground and finally made it home to eat lunch. We all took a nap until 4:45 and I'm still exhausted. I hope I survive tomorrow. I'm not sure if it will be harder or easier with friends there.
Another funny thing is how much attention we got. Seriously, even that walked by us commented. My favorite was the lady that said, "You are so cute. You look so good for having a 3 week old baby!" Love her! I guess people don't see a lady out walking with her 3 (3 and under!) kids too often.
I ordered my Beco and I cannot WAIT to get it. If you want to look it up (maybe I'll post a pic or link to it later) it is the "Natalie." I think it will be perfect for walks in the park. The walks are really interesting - and good excercise- because I push Judah and Samuel in the stroller and carry Silas. Hopefully it will speed up my baby weight loss!
I've, also, decided to cloth diaper Silas. I've noticed the longer I'm a mom the more "crunchy" (hippy?) I become- natural waterbirths, extended breastfeeding, making my own babyfood, babywearing, and now cloth diapering. I really love it! I was concerned about the chemicals in the diapers. You can see little chemical balls (I don't know the technical term..haha) on them when they pee a lot. They're also really, really easy to use. I've even gone as far as using cloth wipes!
I know everyone wants to see pictures...I'll post some tomorrow.