Sunday, December 11, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
We have all been getting a reasonable amount of sleep these days and ate very thankful for it. Ada is smiling more and interacting more every day. She likes to make faces with you and makes happy gurgling noises.
I started teaching at the university today and will be teaching twice a week for the rest of the year. I think it will be a nice change of pace from baby time.
Matt and I have had a couple of date nights, courtesy of my mom. It's been great to be able to get out just the two of us. I usually feel so much more rushed with the kiddo. We are trying to get out and bring her along to fun things too and are learning how much we can all do. It's definitely a readjustment.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Matt and I spent Easter weekend on a mini-babymoon in NYC visiting my sister and his brother, both of whom live in the area. We had originally planned a longer babymoon to NYC and the Dominican Republic, but then an outbreak of viral disease happened, so we shortened it. New York was a lovely time, though, with lots of walking and catching up. Apparently baby was going through a growth spurt, so those round ligaments were a little sore, but totally worth it for the fun walks and delicious foods. We went the the Easter Parade on 5th Ave, which is more like a huge block party, complete with excellent hats. And bubbles! And we had ice cream, of course.
We've started accumulating more baby things, including some loans from wonderful friends, hand-me-downs from kind relations, and buys from craigslist. It turns out the folks you meet buying baby stuff on craigslist are usually super nice and excited for you. Much better than the people you buy electronics from on craigslist.
My ultimate team was so kind to throw us a baby shower last weekend, with block decorating as one of the primary activities. These folks took to the task with a gusto, so we have some awesome and nerdy blocks spanning the alphabet, numbers, and other themes.
We are getting pretty excited about this baby thing.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
I've recently graduated from the beer belly phase to the point of being pretty obviously pregnant, which has been odd. Luckily, I have some awesome pregnancy pants that I got on the cheap on craigslist.
We've started looking at things to buy for baby, and it alternates between exhilarating and overwhelming. Who knew they made such fancy strollers and baby carriers. Another shock was perusing baby clothes at the store, where there was a distinct girls' section (85% pink, 10% purple, 4% yellow, and 1% green) and boys' section (75% blue, 20% green, and who cares whatever else). What if baby's favorite color is not pink? I know, blasphemy. It was fun to see all the tiny little things and intimidating to think we'll have a tiny person to wiggle into them.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
We have been trying to knock our some minor house things and get our head around just what it is we are getting into. It's been a fun winter with several trips, including a week skiing in December, a beach tournament in January, a trip to the cabin up north, and a fun weekend with friends in February. We are planning weekend trips to New York later this month and Arizona in April.
It's great to be all settled into our house. We still love it and feel lucky everyday to have such a cozy place to call home. It should be interesting to have another person-though quite small-around.