Monday, August 30, 2010

it counts, right?

can i say audrey is crawling yet? i've been holding off on the official call until i see her hands start walking forward, but what if she's more of the tummy scoot-pull forward type? she's only 4 1/2 months so there's plenty of time for hand walking later?

Friday, August 20, 2010

it's 10 am and...!

we've been watching the price is right together nearly every morning since we were in the hospital. i hope to groom her into a future champion :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

she's got mad skillz

i've never seen such a small baby sitting in a cart before. she didn't want to sit in her sling and my arms were burning so i thought i'd sit her down to see what she'd do. she loved it! i think i'm going to get her one of those shopping cart buddies to sit in because the germ factor makes my skin crawl a little bit.

i snuck the peet's coffee in the shot just for you valerie :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

currently, we....

6:30 - mommy wakes up early with intention to make coffee and read quietly but usually hits the snooze button at least twice

7:00-7:30 - daddy goes to work, audrey wakes up smiling and talking

7:00-8:00 - audrey eats breakfast and plays on her aqua mat with her toys and mommy while mommy watches the today show and drinks her coffee

9:00 - audrey takes her morning nap, mommy checks her email and facebook and drinks more delicious coffee

10:00 - audrey plays on aqua mat and practices crawling, mommy watches the price is right and gets dressed

11:00 - the girls take a walk with joey to the park and/or take a drive and do daily errands

11:00-1:00 - various activities depending on audrey's mood, mommy cleans up house (maybe)

1:00-2:00 - audrey (hopefully) takes another nap

3:00 - daddy's home!

3:30 - mommy washes dishes and/or takes a shower (maybe), audrey and daddy play

4:00-5:30 - various activities depending on audrey's mood, takes another nap

5:30 - mommy makes dinner, daddy reads audrey a book

6:00-6:30 - dinner

6:30-7:00 - audrey practices crawling/sitting and plays with mommy and/or daddy, evening walk to the park depending on audrey's mood

7:00-7:30 - mommy and daddy put on audrey's jammies and play with her piggie-toes

7:30-8:30 - audrey has dinner and falls asleep for the night, mommy and daddy watch tv together

9:00 - audrey is in bed, mommy picks up messes and gets ready for bed, daddy reads and plays records

9:30-10:30 - mommy reads in bed with joey

10:30 - bedtime!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

what a difference a year makes

about this time last year michael & i had just gotten back from our rejuvenating vacation in chicago a month after the news of a fourth miscarriage. it's also the same time i found out i was pregnant, again.

i was scared. i knew i was going to have another miscarriage. and why not? nothing had changed, i was still damaged. i was scared of the toll this was going to take on my body. two dead babies in two months. i was scared of the toll this was going to take on my faith.

as i type this, audrey is nursing in my arms and drifting off to sleep. she'll be four months old on the fifteenth. this little baby fought for her life. she won over the same affliction which took the lives of her brothers & sisters. she's our little survivor. our little miracle. our answer to tearful prayer.

we drove to the beach yesterday (audrey's first time!) and stopped at corner bakery in anaheim hills for breakfast. we ate breakfast every morning we were in downtown chicago at a corner bakery down the street from our hotel. i loved drinking my hazelnut cream coffee, (BEST cafe coffee ever,) watching business people hurry by with their briefcases and shooing pigeons away from my breakfast panini. mornings are still my favorite time of day.

i ate the other half of my breakfast panini already. oh yes, it's that good. :)