Tuesday, September 25, 2012

35 Weeks

Favorite activity: Playing. With everyone!
Favorite food: Plum-Mango puree. They were melted and refrozen together. Lorelei could NOT get enough of it!
Favorite spot: Outside, or playing in bed with the dogs.
Naughtiest moment: Throwing up all her milk/food. Not so naughty as kinda gross. Don't know why...
Cutest moment: Playing with Poppy Jeff!
Important milestones: 8 months old! First sign: hitting the table two times to indicate "more" since she can't tap her fingertips together. 
How Mom's Feeling: This is always a hard question to answer. It seems like I'm running a mile a minute all day every day. I've realized I've stretched myself thin. I want to be everything, want to do everything. I want to be the patient teacher, the involved parent, the loving wife, the great friend. I want to take Lorelei on playdates and help socialize her; I want to keep my house clean, keep up with chores and laundry, and make delicious dinners for my family; I want to be kind and present with my students, and create engaging lessons and activities for them; I want to be the friend that is still fun and involved, even with a baby in tow. And you know what? It's really hard. I can't take Lorelei on playdates during the week, so I plan them for weekends, but I also plan family time on weekends. But I also still want to be involved with my friends and what they're up to. There's just not enough time in the day or days in the week to get it all done. And it's exhausting. We're getting ready for a much needed vacation and it can not come soon enough!

This week, we have a massive photo dump!

Playdate with Danica and Owen

Surprise visit with Grandmama and Julian

Out and About!
At Trader Joe's!

First solo bath!

Out to dinner with BeeBee and Poppy

Photo Outtake

Ready for bed!

Morning cuddles with mama!

Cuddling up with Grandma Janet!

Playing on the mat!

Just hanging out!

And, in case you missed it, Lorelei's first solo bathtime video--it's so much easier when I am not in the tub with her!

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