Beautiful and perfect in every way? Yes. Greta is such a delicate, angelic newborn. She was so sweet and sleepy and snugly with her mom. Everything is perfect there. It reminds me of when we had Elijah-we had at least three months where everything was blissful and there was a blanket of peace over the house-that is how it felt at Greta’s. And believe me, I know the difference-Amelia’s first three months were heated and so fiery. Just like her. And of course she is perfect and beautiful in every way. But would I say delicate and angelic when describing Amelia? No.
So, I live in cohousing, which is an amazing collaboration of multigenerational people who feel like something is missing from modern American neighborhoods. I spent 9 months watching Claudia grow this beautiful baby, who lives just across the pedway from me (pedways are inside-the-block-sidewalks so the kids can play safe away from the street). Claudia, who happily tolerates my 2 year old who will NOT keep clothes on, who let’s her help seed plants and pick weeds even though she is in her birthday suit, has just had the most beautiful baby EVER.
Congratulations Claudia and Nat, I can not wait for our little ones to grow up together. I hope Amelia ends up being a GOOD influence on Greta, but if Greta ends up wanting to be without clothes a lot as a toddler, you can not blame that on me:)