Tuesday, April 22, 2008

5 Months Old

Happy 5 months, Nolan! You are getting so big. We love you so much!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Survey says...

I need your opinion! Seeing that it is my birthday on Wednesday, my present is going to be getting a new jogging stroller. I have been doing research on epinions, consumer report, and just plain asking people what they like. I want one that I can "jog" with, but also will be good for just being outdoors. It must have a swivel/lockable front wheel. My favorite is the revolution BOB stroller, but that is quite a bit pricey. I am thinking mostly about the Baby Trend jogger. If you have a stroller that you feel opinionated about, please let me know!

Here is Nolan's favorite comfort. Sucking his thumb while grabbing his toes.

This is his wonderful smile!

We think that Nolan looks just like his cousin Ben in this stance.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Welcome Emma!

My sister Lara had her 3rd baby today! Emma Margaret was born this afternoon at 4:36pm. She was 9 lbs. 14 oz. Welcome to the family, Emma! To see pictures, click on Lara's blog.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Swimming update

Here are the pictures from Nolan's first swimming outing. From left to right are Cohen (Melika's son), Nolan, and Lauren (Andrea's daughter).Just Nolan and Mommy. (The only type of swimsuit photo I would be caught in!)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Suvivor St. Louis Style

We made it past our first week! Yipee!

I have to admit, it was much easier than I thought it would be. Nolan's babysitter and her 3 children LOVE Nolan. The kids run up to him when we get there in the morning and say, "Hi Nolan!" and "Yay! Nolan's here!" They even ask every night if Nolan is coming back the next day. They are a wonderful family, full of love and patience, and if Nolan can't be with Ted or me, I am glad he can be with them.

As for me, school has actually been enjoyable. I think it is the prospect of only 38 days left in the school year. I teach 6th grade, and they graduate from Wilson this year. Being the kings of the school comes with some great priveledges. All of which make April and May FLY by. The kids were so excited to have me back and they ask about Nolan all day long. My friends and coworkers have been great. Pumping is another story, but I am glad I am doing it.

I will be just fine for the next 8 weeks. Nolan is probably having more fun where he is than at being at home with me. I am just very grateful that I am able to stay home after this school year. I don't think I would be feeling the same if there wasn't the end in sight. I am sure I will miss my job, friends, and the autonomy that comes with it all. I didn't become a mother to meet my needs. But I will never complain about the benefits.