Every mother of multiple children will tell you how unrealistically perfect many mothers are with their first child. I remember washing all of Jameson’s clothes with a special detergent gentle enough for baby’s skin, then double rinsing everything. It took me an entire month to get over that obsession. Poor baby Giselle does not have that luxury, as our clothes are all hung out to dry in the great Shanghai outdoors. No matter how fancy the detergent, everything ends up smelling like pollution, so what’s the point?
Yes, having an Ayi to do our laundry has been a huge luxury, and I shall greatly miss her (for more than just her laundering skills). But, in San Diego, we shall have this new fandangled contraption called a drier and a functional washer. We will also have this fancy thing called a dishwasher, and kitchen counters that are slightly higher than my knees. I am looking forward to those little luxuries. Until then, we still hang our clothes out to dry.
Giselle is one month old and is already 8 pounds!
I wonder if she is like her mother, as she is stronger than she looks!
This afternoon I learned that we may be moving as soon as Sunday. Moving with a one-month-old was not a part of the plan, but I am trying not to be too anxious (Philippians 4:5-7). Our VPN has expired so I cannot access facebook anymore, so keep reading my blog for more updates… perhaps we will move tomorrow, I don’t know, but am learning not to stress about the little things or even the big things.