It’s been quite a while since you’ve heard anything from Happy Baby Chronicles. Life has been really busy chasing Happy Baby around. He’s now 2 and 3/4 years old. I can’t believe he’s going to be 3 in October! Time sure does fly. Our family has been displaced for the past 8 months, so that has contributed to my lack of blogging as well. We’re finally getting closer to getting back into our home, and I imagine the next month will be fairly busy as well while preparing to move in again.
So, what’s new with Happy Baby? Like I said, he’s almost 3 years old. He is absolutely the funniest and most outgoing of all of my children (at this age) thus far.
Some of his “toddler-isms” have had me rolling with laughter. It’s so fun to watch him interact with people of all ages. He seems to really enjoy having his older siblings around. He can wrestle with the big boys, he loves to hang out and play basketball with them and their friends, yet he can still be found sneaking into his older sister’s room to dig into her makeup collection. His older sister sometimes uses him as a doll baby and dresses him up in jewelry and hair bows. He came out the other day wearing one of her creations, and said, “Mommy, I’m fabulous”. I gather he was coached for that.
Some other news on the Happy Baby home front – Happy Baby is expecting a baby sister right around Christmas 2013! We were surprised, but nonetheless ecstatic about the new baby on the way. Now that we know that it’s a girl, I have started shopping around for the best deals on cute little girl outfits, cloth diapers, etc. I’ve got a pretty decent stash started on custom girlie print fitted diapers. I’ve also purchased her first Baltic Amber necklace, and an adorable Disney Princess outfit.
With another Happy Baby on the way, I’m looking into doing things as naturally as possible again this time. We are planning another home birth with a midwife, and will be following a similar delay vax schedule as we did before. I’ve started taking prenatal yoga classes, and have recently begun researching the use of essential oils. I’ll be sharing everything that I learn with you all.