We stayed with family since weekend and until yesterday, and Shira had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with my grandmother. It's so sweet to watch them together - Grandma and Shira seem to understand each other so well, and are quickly becoming good friends. And Grandma looks at least 30 years younger when she holds Shira. I think it's thanks to the big wide smile that so easily comes upon the face of anyone holding a superbly cute baby.
As lovely as it was to visit with dear ones, I'm so happy to be back home, back to cooking and washing the dishes in my cozy kitchen, hanging laundry on the line, tending to the garden, and even doing a wee bit of crocheting - all this in between nursings, which are always my favorite part of the day. So quiet, peaceful, full of contentment for both Mommy and baby.
It has been fascinating to watch Shira over the past week or two. She suddenly picked up speed at gaining control over her little body. She rolls over and grabs toys; yesterday, she snatched away my glasses as I was attempting to undress her for a bath. She's becoming such a wiggler that it's getting more and more difficult to change, dress or undress her.
Today is my husband's "other birthday" - counting by the "other calendar", The one that we will really celebrate is his Hebrew date, of course, but I think today might also be nice to do something special... a little "mini birthday", so to speak. He will be 29.
Well, I'd better roll up my sleeves and get going, before the best part of the day slips away. Thanks to all the dear ones who took the time to email me in the past two days. I have read all of your notes and plan to catch up with you and answer your questions soon.