It is hard to believe that it was one week ago already that baby Ysabella made her entrance into the world! Wow! Mom and baby have spent the week relaxing and recovering, seldom leaving the comfort of the king sized feather bed where Ysabella was born. After having six children, you learn all too well just how fast these precious days pass by. We want to savor every moment! We are in no hurry to rush back to the busyness of life. Jennifer will be taking one more week to rest with the baby and then gradually begin getting back to work around here.
We are still listing soaps and other items on the Etsy shop. We will not be listing anything new for another few weeks. We also would like to remind you of our handmade Amish dolls that we have available to ship out in several different colored dresses and aprons, (brown & pink gingham check, teal & white, black & white gingham check...). These dolls are already made and can be shipped out within 24 hours of ordering.
Ysabella is getting some amazing baby spa treatments, as you can imagine! We can't wait to make some of these new products available to all of you! She smells like a sweet red rose! She enjoys a massage every morning with an organic shea butter based balm and is spritzed with organic rose water. Her bottom is also washed with rose water and slathered with calendula balm (Benjy's Balm for Baby Bottoms) to prevent a rash from developing on her delicate skin during this time of frequent b.m's. Her hair was washed with a gentle goat milk based soap (Rosie Oats) and rinsed with herbal water. In between washings it is also spritzed with rose water. (A baby's hair should only be washed as needed when it becomes too oily.) Mom enjoys an herbal bath each day. This bath consists of sea salt, frankinscence, myrrh, hyssop, and lavender essential oil. The first two days postpartum a special blend of herbs were added to the bath, including calendula, uva ursi, chamomile and echinacea. Ysabella joined mom in the bath after the first two days. The sea salt was very healing to both. Babies can join mom in the tub immediately following the birth but we did not want Ysabella to become chilled in our somewhat chilly bathroom. Yes, she is pampered! And what fun it is! She will be an inspiration for so many new ideas!