About Marlowe’s father, I have not posted the story of Marlowe’s father and I. And as of now: I don’t plan to do so. Our relationship is in the past and out of respect for Eric, it will not be revisited. It will stay in the past.
That being said, I’ve received a few questions via comments, email, or anonymously (through formspring) about how Eric handles the visits with Marlowe’s father. Well, honestly, there has only been 3 or 4 proper visits, but he handles each one quite well. As noticed, he is incredibly kind, patient, and understanding. He doesn’t care for Marlowe’s father, but doesn’t have to directly deal with him either. He misses “his girls” the weekends of the visits, but everything goes back to normal on Sunday evenings.
Also, I do my best to keep up with emails, but I am a tiny bit behind this week. I’m a bit worn out at the moment, but will soon catch up! Emails will be responded to, posts will be made, and orders will be completed and shipped out. Promise.
I love hearing from you guys. Whether it’s stories or random questions: it brightens my day. It’s nice to hear stories of readers relating to my experiences. Even sometimes, I find myself reading blogs of seemingly perfect families or seeing pregnancy photos of a mama and papa so incredibly excited together, and I can’t help but feel a hint of jealousy. For a second: I feel robbed of those moments… but then time passes and I remember I’m not alone in those experiences. All our lives aren’t meant to be the same and they seldom (read: never) go exactly as planned. Even if it means going against the grain, challenging your own beliefs (or family’s beliefs), or choosing a different path than planned, you just have to make it work. Reading your stories (whether written personally to me or through your own written blogs) reminds me how different, but alike we all are. So what if I stood alone (and proud) without Marlowe’s father in my photos: neither she or I is alone now. She has me and we have an amazing family together (with Eric). &I’m going do my damnedest to make sure she always has the best family possible, because we both deserve it. We’ve all got different stories, but we are all working towards the same goal: happiness. Thank you for sharing your happiness (and hard times) with me and letting me do the same with you.
As far as all the diaper questions: I use Bum Genius. I love cloth diapering. It ranks pretty high as one of the best decisions I have made since becoming a mother. It’s incredibly easy to do (as long as you have a washer in your home). It saves a ton of cash and is much much much better for your baby’s bum and the environment. If you are a mama on the fence about cloth diapering: stop debating and do it! Seriously.
Thanks again guys!
PS. Speaking of being behind &speaking of happy families. Congratulation Carey &Nathan! Welcome to the world Miss Eleanor James! Enjoy every moment of your new little family of three! ♥