Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

This weekend was Father's Day.

Such a  contrast from last year at this time. Last year, we were unemployed, not sure where we were going to live or what we were going to do for money, and expecting a baby. Pretty stressed out.

This year, we're still stressed out but much more optimistic about it all. I've got a great job, Matt's doing a super job as a stay at home dad, we live in a house (for now, at least), and while the thesis isn't done, it's almost there. Oh and that baby arrived. And she's wonderful.

Hannah is now ten months old. She got her big girl carseat this week, so no more bucket for her.

She's getting so big. She is super close to walking and even took a few very tentative steps tonight.

Even though today was Father's Day, we gave Matt his gift earlier this week when it arrived. I made a board book of pictures of the two of them for them to read at bedtime.

Also earlier this week, we went to the park for a picnic dinner. Hannah had never been on a swing or a slide, and since she is getting one from Sam and John for her birthday, I figured we should get started. She seemed to like it for awhile. We ended up bringing the swing home this weekend, so that she was able to use it for the summer.

The slide also went over well, but Hannah didn't want to sit still at the top.

I had a great week 'off' although I spent almost every night working at Starbucks until 1am at least. Hopefully, this will be the last super intense week of work. The thesis is almost done and Paul and Al both want to have the defense sometime in the next two weeks. Eek! I'm so happy to be this close to being done.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hey look! It's me!!

I was featured for the Monday Snapshot on the PAIL blog this week.

I know I've mentioned PAIL before, but as a refresher, it is Pregnant and/or Parenting through Adoption/ Infertility/Loss.

I've discussed our brief trek down the infertility road on this blog often. I mean, that's why I created the blog in the first place. I haven't, however, talked much about it on Facebook. As much as I'd love to share the link to the Monday snapshot on Facebook, I'm not sure I'm ready.

And that makes me sad.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My all time favorite picture

I hate pictures of myself. I'm not particularly happy with my post-baby body so I am quite critical of any pictures that are taken. However, at the same time, I don't want to get to the day when Hannah asks to see photo albums and there aren't any pictures of her with me. So every once in awhile, I make Matt take pictures of us.

The other evening we went to Kopps for dinner. It was super yummy and greasy. Obviously we didn't share with Hannah but she had her own stuff to eat. Once we were done, we got here out of the stroller and decided to take done pictures in front of the water wall. Many of them turned out pretty well.

This one I don't like for how I look, but Hannah looks so precious, I have to share it.

This one is my absolute favorite.

I also like this one that was taken a few nights ago after a particularly messy dinner.

Hannah makes me so happy and I want to make sure that there are pictures to look at down the road.