One month old

Miss Harper is one month old today. Every morning I think she looks a little bit different from the day before. I adore her soft fuzzy hair and her chubby little thighs. She seems like a pretty happy baby and she is settling into a nighttime routine that we can handle.

Of course we think she is a genius. When we put her on her stomach she can pick up her head and move it side to side and her little legs flail like they are just dying to figure out how to become mobile someday. Scary!

This has definitely been the most insane month of my life, full of so many ups and downs. So many times I have said, “I didn’t think it was going to be this hard.” Mainly because we have struggled so much with breastfeeding. Every step forward has come with a step back, so it’s slow progress. But progress nonetheless.

Mike had to go back to work, but thankfully my family is here to help for a few days. I don’t know how families without paternity leave make it happen. It should be just as long as maternity leave, in my opinion.

I’m sure this will change, but it’s like I have completely forgotten about my work. Knitting used to be central to my life on a daily basis, and it’s totally on hold right now. I’m glad to know it will always be there when I’m ready. I thought I would open the store within about 6 weeks of the baby coming, but now I’m not so sure. When I don’t have help anymore it will be a real challenge to balance the business with the baby, but I will have to find a way to make it work. Moms, how do you do it?