Monday, June 21, 2010

Taking it Easy

Last week, with the new-felt freedom of summer, I think I might have taken it a little far... Amirah and I packed so much into four days our heads were spinning. We had several playdates, ran errands, took a stollercising class, played outside under the oak tree, and in the midst of all that took a few naps.

This week I am trying to give her more of a schedule. So far today we've only been out for stollercising and we are spending the rest of the day relaxing around the house. She is sleeping now and I really want to nap (despite the fact I've already taken one nap today). Summer just fills my soul!

I am also trying my hand at making homemade yogurt again. Tomorrow I want to make Sabrina's garbanzo bean cake. It sounds so interesting I can't help but try it.

On Thursday we leave for Florida to spend several days with the Burch's (Ysmaille's American parents). We are looking forward to having Amirah meet the other side of her family. Already I'm overwhelmed with what travelling with a baby means. How many diapers should I bring? Should I bring toys for the airplane ride? Do I bring my breast pump or not? No more just picking up and leaving. Each trip (even a trip to the grocery store) becomes more calculated.

I think I've made up my mind about that nap. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....


  1. Thanks for mentioning yogurt. I keep forgetting to make it. Do you still do the crockpot recipe? I've been making a recipe that you do in the microwave that I really like.

    How was the cake? :)

    When we travel I often take enough diapers for the trip there than hit a wal-mart after we're at our destination to buy what we'll need for the week. Or you could ask someone you'll be visiting to buy you a pack before you arrive. Have fun!

  2. Yes, take a nap! Great choice.:) Traveling with an infant actually is quite nice. Take quiet toys for the plane, but just sitting on your lap and playing with your hands and face will be the most fun for her and you - gotta love facetime! Keep feedings and naps appropriately spaced and she'll do just fine. In an airport there is so much to look at and going on that they are usually pretty content. Our social worker told us to plan for 6-8 diapers a day, and we came home with tons of extra. Have fun! Hope it isn't too hot while you are there.