Saturday, November 22, 2008

Of Stepping and Kicking...

I think I may have mentioned last month about this time that our little bug took her first steps. Well, it did not take her long to master the art. She is truly, truly walking now. Back and fourth- to and fro- around in circles.... endlessly. It is so amazing to watch her figure out that she has the Independence to get where ever she wants to go- without our help. She, of course, still has the 'arms-in-the-air-I-need-my-balance-monkey-walk-thing' going, but boy is it adorable. And while I completely understand that every child hits this milestone at some point or another- I can't help but feel overwhelmingly proud of her. She's such a big girl now :)
Here's a sample from a couple weeks ago:

Meanwhile, in the womb... It seems our littlest one has mastered the art of break dancing. Or at least that's what it feels like, what with all the spinning, flipping and random poking-jabbiness. He really feels strong and healthy. I can't wait to meet these little elbows and knees- though with only a few weeks left, I know it won't be long.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The 'Naked-Baby' Shower

I am a lucky, lucky lady... Though it took me a while to warm up to the idea of (ANOTHER) baby shower- I am both endlessly grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to spend the afternoon surrounded by an amazing group of ladies. I am acutely aware that I have managed to scrape together an occasion for which I get a party no less than 6 times in the last 4 years ("...I'm Graduating!", "...I'm Engaged!", "....I'm getting Married!" "....It's my last night as a Bachelorette!", "...I'm having a Baby!!", and "oh yeah, I'm having another baby!") But hey, as long as people keep showing up with gifts- who am I to turn down the fun!?

Much in the way I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love (and very necessary baby essentials) on the first go-round, I was again floored by the support and generosity of the wonderful women in my life. Both of my children (oh my god, I said children... plural!) are so fortunate to have such an amazing network of extended family that already seems to love them both deeply and unconditionally. It really warms my heart to know that such support exists for both Patton and I as well as our babies.... I couldn't be more thankful.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I'm an OLD LADY now!

It has happened... I have officially reached the age at which record keeping stops. That beautiful age that I will be for the rest of my life... I am 29 years old for the first of many years to come.

So, on this, the first of my 29th years, I have to say that I am a lucky, lucky lady. I could not have wished, or even imagined, for myself all that I have around me. I am humbled by the amazing people in my life and endlessly grateful for the husband and child(ren) that make up my world. So much has happened in the last few years that I often feel as though I can't possibly appreciate it enough... but I try. I really, REALLY TRY!

Happy Birthday to ME!
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