Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Ok, so I tried to capture a video of Nora doing her backwards scoot thing but she wouldn't perform for the camera. Here she is doing what she does best-rolling around! She prefers the hardwood floor to carpet, I think she just likes the squeaky sounds her hands make on it :)
Friday, October 26, 2007
It seems like Nora has been here forever but at the same time the past 2 months have totally flown by. Wasn't it just yesterday we were anxiously waiting for our phone to ring?
Nora has already grown & changed so much in the past 2 months.
It seems like every morning she is bigger and has learned some new trick overnight-it's totally wild! She is now 16 lbs and 26 inches tall!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Ryan's new job calls for some overnight travel (sometimes for up to a week) and I need to be able to be more flexible with my schedule. I will probably end up working just a teensy-bit less than I am now but I won't feel like I am stuck on set days. I will still do Saturdays or Sundays and I will still do some holidays. It was a really hard decision to make-I will lose 3 weeks paid vacation and I will have to fund my own continuing education to maintain my license but really, the more I thought about it, none of that is important.
Spending more time with Nora is important.
Yeah, we'll probably be broke and I'll have to cut back on my Venti Chai intake from Starbucks and my shoe obsession will have to be curtailed but I think...no, I know it will all be worth it.
In other news, our new washing machine arrived and my house no longer stinks of dirty cloth diapers!
Monday, October 22, 2007
We had a great time except that I was tired and frazzled (see photo below) because our washing machine broke and my house was a disaster. I felt better after we opened the bottle of wine:)
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Nora pushed herself up on her hands and knees and did one scoot backwards...then she did it again...and again! Ok, now I know this probably isn't a big deal but she's sort of crawling, the wrong way, but its a start!
She's been rolling all over the place for a month or so but this backwards scoochy thing is new!
She is now also able to sit when placed in a sitting position for a little bit before toppling over. Plus, she has a great new high-pitched happy scream!
I think my baby is a genius:)
I didn't cry....got a little "misty" but didn't really shed a tear. Thankfully she wasn't upset when I left and had a great time with her Auntie Jen...she really only spent 1 hour there since Ryan got out of work a tad early. He said she was happy as a clam when he picked her up and she ended up staying awake until 7:45ish :)
My first day back wasn't bad either. We weren't terribly busy so I was able to ease into things a bit. I felt like I was gone for so long yet the time had totally flown by...weird. I was home by 3:30am and in bed and asleep by 4am.
I can tell you that I WILL be napping with Nora this morning and thankfully I am not due in again until Saturday.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Jobs I've Had
2. Cinnabon-for one day!!
3. Security Guard-I wore a sweet brown polyester uniform!
Places I've Lived
1. Madison, WI
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. Evanston, IL
4. Arlington Heights, IL
Food I Love
1. Chocolate chip cookie dough straight outta the tube
2. Peanut Butter n' Chocolate ice cream from Baskin-Robbins
3. Corned Beef & Cabbage
4. PB & J-gotta be on Wonder bread
Places I'd Rather Be
1. In the Caribbean on a beach drinking a frosty beverage
2. On the Gulf Coast of Mexico, laying on a beach drinking a frosty beverage
3. In Tahiti, floating on my back in crystal clear waters with a frosty beverage
4. Anywhere but here
Movies I Love
1. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure-all time favorite!
2. Office Space
3. Sixteen Candles
4. Drop Dead Fred
TV Shows I Watch
1. The Office
3. Law & Order SVU
4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Friends I'm Tagging
Monday, October 15, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
She never hated it, she just sort tolerated it. Bath time was always a fast operation around here.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
It was getting close to the wire and I was starting to panic (a little bit) but its all good now.
My cousin, who lives like 4 blocks from me, is going to watch Nora.
I really should have asked her in the first place since she offered before Nora was even home but I felt bad because she just had a baby less than 3 weeks ago and I didn't want to put her on the spot. Plus, I figured her plate was probably a little full anyway.
Well, I asked her and she said yes! She doesn't want me to pay her but that's crazy. She's gettin' paid.
I'm also really excited because our girls will become really close, like sisters, and that is invaluable.
Oh, I am so excited I could just scream!! Nora's napping so I should probably just keep my mouth shut :)