Monday, January 14, 2013

Life is good.

Wanted to check in and say hello.  It's been a few weeks and so much is going on that blogging has taken a back seat.  Er, maybe it's more accurate to say that blogging hasn't even had a seat in the car lately.

Things here are good!

I started my adjunct teaching position after the new year and that became my focus when I was able to get online and work on my computer at night.  I'm happy with how it is going - I opened the course to my students yesterday, so here we go! Hopefully my first stint at online teaching goes well this semester. If anyone out there has any pro tips or words of wisdom, I'd welcome anything you've got!

I'm also still doing my other part time job on the side (which is also online), so my computer life has been busy these days, just not with anything that is very much fun or entertaining!!

We are enjoying knowing our little baby is a girl - Eliza finally stopped referring to the baby as "baby brother or sister" and just says "baby sister" now. :)  It took a while though!  She hugs my belly and talks to the baby and is all around adorable about the whole thing.  It makes me smile every time... and yet I know how fleeting this may be, and how different she might (will?) feel once baby is on the outside.  But, different doesn't mean bad - she loves babies and is a very caring and kind person overall. I really do think she will make a lovely big sister to our sweet baby.  Can't wait to find out.

What else? This baby! This sweet girl is a mover and a shaker, and I relish every single kick and punch. She is growing well and she looks healthy; I just can't wait to meet her.  I still love pregnancy just as much as I did with Eliza, and I am very grateful to be feeling so well - I hardly feel pregnant in most ways!

We have some fun vacations coming up, in fact we leave for Puerto Rico on Wednesday for a friend's wedding - just Eliza and I and my parents are going to go so hubby can save on some vacation.  We are also heading to Mexico for my cousin's wedding in March and he will come with us to that one.  Some very exciting months coming up!

So, that was a very general update, but wanted to check in and not go too long without blogging.  I am trying to find some balance in my online/computer time and hope that will lead to more blogging opportunities.  With work being 100% on the computer, it has been difficult.  Also, since Eliza is no longer napping, the majority of the time I get to work is at night after she's asleep.  So, it's limited to begin with.  If anyone has any tips on any of that, I'm all ears!  

Happy mid (!) January, everyone!

1 comment:

Chris and Jodi said...

Eliza will be a great big sister. I bet she will continue welcoming her with open arms after her arrival. Kate has flown with it (of course, Jake takes a back seat to whatever she wants at this point so that's helpful). Can't wait to meet her!

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz