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I am a 29 year old teacher of fourth grade. My husband and I began TTC in March of 2008. We conceived our first month, but unfortunately it only ended in an early miscarriage. 8 months later we finally conceived again, and she was our take-home baby! Norah Jane was born on July 16, 2009. 7lbs 0oz 19" long and amazing. We recently had our sweet baby boy, Miles! He was born on June 12, 2013 at 3:37pm, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz, 20 inches long, and PERFECT! We are loving every minute of parenthood (even the frustrating minutes!). This blog is an attempt to chronicle the baby steps, foot steps, leaps, bounds, and milestones of this journey.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I love this girl.

I love her. She is so great. Norah is the funniest little girl I've ever met. Just so I can document some things at 22 months old:

-Norah loves applesauce right now. Every night when I say, "What do you want to eat for dinner?" She says, "Aesss-sauce!"
-Norah loves to watch Toy Story 3....a LOT. Every morning when she gets up she says, "Hi mama, where daddy? Toys! Cereal!"
-She tries to go on the potty 1-2 times a day now. I will really try to potty train her when I am out of school for the summer and when we get back from camp. Right now, I'm in no rush.
-She points out any and every bus that we see while driving. She screams, "BUS!!!!" Then I say, "what color is that bus?" She always says purple.
-Norah talks in 3-5 word sentences. It's crazy how many words she knows how to not only say, but use properly. I couldn't begin to count.
-She smiles at everyone. When we are out and about, she will wave and talk to anyone and everyone.


I will update more later. I'm really sleepy tonight.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Three years ago, I wrote this post HERE. I was sad that day. I remember being sad that I thought it was going to take a long time to get pregnant. I had only been TTC for 2 months, but we had already had one miscarriage, so that made things worse. Finally in November of 2008, we conceived our amazing little girl, and since then, our lives have been fabulous!

We had a lot of fun today. We went to church this morning, where I was slightly disappointed that there wasn't a mother's day craft made for us by our kids like we had last year. We came home and Norah took a 2 1/2 hour nap... I actually had to go in and wake her up! She never sleeps that long. Maybe that was a mistake, because for the rest of the day she was a drama mama temper tantrum throwing queen. She has mastered the tantrum, let me tell you! Anyway, we ended up going to the pottery painting place in town where Norah decided to eat the paint. Awesome. The lady came by and assured us that it was non0toxic, which helped. I painted an awesome bowl that I hope turns out as well as I think it will. Norah painted three magnets: an airplane (fairfane <-- Norah talk), a butterfly (fuff feye), and a duck (duck). Daniel painted a 4 x 4 tile with Norah's handprints. I can't wait to get them all next Sunday!

After that we came home and Daniel made me an amazing dinner. While he was cooking, Norah and I went outside and she got in her swimming pool for the first time this season. It was so much fun. She looked so cute in her new bathing suit. I'll have to actually take some pictures next time we go out.

Norah is recovering from a terrible double ear infection. I cannot believe that this is her third infection SINCE her tubes were put in in January. I really thought that the tubes prevented the infections. Oh well... at least they are keeping her from rupturing her ear drums. We got the drops, but this one is so bad (probably because it is on top of a horrible cold/upper respiratory infection), that we went ahead with the antibiotics. I am trying so hard not to give her so many antibiotics, but my mommy-gut told me that they were our best bet to fight this nasty sickness.

I did find this interesting, though. While we were in her pediatrician's office, her pedi said that she was the most talkative child for her age that she's ever seen in all of her years practicing medicine. Lol... I was not very surprised. Norah not only says anything and everything that you can throw at her, but she understands it, processes it, and responds so well. She did say, "I did it!" for the first time today. It was so adorable!

I am so thankful to be her mom, and I can't wait to be someone else's mom too. I know that that'll happen at some point.. Definitely not right now though! :)

Oh, and my sister got married on a beach this morning at 6:15. They eloped. I'm happy for them and hope that they will be happy always.