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I love Jesus Christ and devote my life to following Him. I'm madly in love with my husband jon. I'm the mother of the most perfect babies in the world. I'm a Senior Sales Associate at my beloved Anthropologie. I'm a reader, thinker, lover, believer and traveler. I'd trade in the chicago skyline for the pacific coast any day. i love a good vino. i love my books. i'm creative as creativity goes but always wanted to be a painter. i prefer letter writing over emailing. And I always try to be a kinder person.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Busy Day, Growing Baby

I cut all my hair off :) Okay, not all of it...but it is rather short. I wanted something different...something out of the way but it had to be funky. My one haircut "MUST!" is that it isn't a mom haircut. I suppose that's a matter of opinion, but I'm happy with it. 

I took Alivia to Gymboree today for a class. She had so much fun climbing, jumping and playing with all of the toys. Too bad the place is so freaking expensive. $80 a month for 45 minutes once a week sounds like a rip off if you ask me...but I decided to enroll her for a month just until the park district classes start up again. Thankfully the park district offers very similar classes for a fraction of the price. Point being, Alivia needs a outlet to get that pent up energy released. Our tiny home just doesn't have enough space to run around. 

We also had a doctor's appointment today. Alivia is in the 80th percentile for height (not too surprising with a mommy who is 5'8 and a daddy who is 6'4!) and the 75th percentile for weight. The weight thing was a bit of a shocker since Livie has always been somewhat of a skinny minny, but my doc said it was a welcome surprise. To Alivia's and my dismay, 4 shots were required at this appointment. My doctor reassured me that many vaccinations at the same time would do no harm...but that doesn't make it any less antagonizing. I have to hold her in my arms, keeping her arms still and to her side as they shoot her...a nurse on either side shooting two shots simultaneously. 5 seconds later, they repeat themselves.

Poor Livie screamed bloody murder. As soon as we got home, I put her down for a nap. Hopefully she'll sleep the rest of the day away. I'm glad that's over!

Now I will enjoy the time to myself...a little coffee...a little blogging...a little Vogue (by the way, don't you just love when you are flipping through a fashion magazine and you see something you own??)...waiting for my dear husband to come home. He has been working so hard on about a million unrealistic deadlines. I've never been so anxious for it all to be over. On one hand we should be grateful that he has so much work...but on the other hand, our family time is what's sacrificed for it. Alivia and I will support you until the end my love :)

I'm counting down the days until our vacation to California...December 22nd through January 2nd...nothing but free time and a chance to relax. Both Jon and I need it desperately. 


John and Liz McEwan said...

I wish I was going to California with you! Bring me back some sunshine, eh?

Leanne said...

Ohhh, California in December. Sweet! I know you, Jon, and Alivia will have a WONDERFUL trip!

Indeed. Busy day, growing baby...

vana chupp said...

We tried that class too, once...and I thought it was good for way too much money for us! Check out the Park District...they have good stuff going and very descent price.

Alyssa said...

I am so jealous - CA?!?!? Lucky - we're gonna be heading out to WV.

Such a sad day at the doctors! Poor Alivia:( That must have stressed both of you out! But, great news on the growing front:)

Can't wait to see your new 'do'!