Well, this week kind of got away from us. Last weekend we went back home to visit family and fully intended on coming back to Ottawa for the beginning of the week but we kept staying for one more dinner, one more night and before we knew it, it was Wednesday and we really had to go home!
During our visit we got to meet our friend's new baby who's a little over 2 weeks old and just 6 and a half pounds. Their baby was so incredibly tiny, holding her brought back all sorts of memories. It's only been a few months but it's crazy how much I've forgotten already. Maybe this forgetfulness is useful, I mean my friend and I were already talking about our plans for baby number two! Thank goodness for journals and pictures and blogs, seriously, you don't realize how much has changed in such a short amount of time until you look at photos and visually see the differences.
Besides visiting friends and family we spent a lot of time outdoors. Tavi is a pretty happy baby but she gets ridiculously excited when we go outside! I felt pretty comfortable walking around in the sun with her because I discovered this UV mesh thing we can put over the stroller to protect her skin. I was always a little worried about sunburns because she's so fair but I hated using any kind of sunscreen because it just felt wrong to be slathering chemicals into a baby's skin. Between sticking to the shade and using the UV mesh we've managed to avoid sunburns and chemicals. win-win!
So now we're back in the city and I'm a little homesick, it's always a little hard coming back after a weekend home with family and friends I've known my entire life. I love Ottawa but sometimes I miss the support system we left behind when we moved.