Our family just got back from a week at the beach with Marks family. We had a great time and got lots of relaxation in. There were lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents to hold Rachel. Some days she was over the attention and just wanted some time to herself. My pediatrician said we could take her to the beach and pool as long as she was shaded. That’s not an easy feat but I kept her covered while we dipped her feet in the ocean and the pool. She liked the pool for about 5 minutes until I got her diaper wet then she was over it. She didn’t like touching the waves but she loved hearing them. Our BIL and SIl brought us a little baby tent so she could lay on the beach without bugs getting to her. She loved that and even took a nap in it. Here she is in all her glory. One night our room was so cold I had to put her hat and mittens on.
We also got a couple date nights in. We finally got to see Harry Potter – so worth the wait, it was awesome. Then we went out to dinner and enjoyed a couple adult beverages. It helps relieve the worry when there are 10+ adults back home watching our baby.
On a side note – we started cloth diapering this week and so far so good. I have washed them once and they came out good as new. I am keeping a stash of disposables for Mark’s use or babysitters that don’t want to mess with cloth. I think they are awesome and look more comfortable but then again I’m not Rachel.