Friday, September 30, 2011

The blur of September

This has been a super busy crazy month! We've done some great things as a family, reached some MAJOR goals, and helped ourselves out in a few ways. Just a glimpse:
1. We celebrated my birthday at Edisto - here we are (LEFT) after our filling meal at the Sea Cow Eatery
2.  We shared the exciting news of our impending arrival with Miriam's friends and teachers at Preschool...the shirt says it all!
3.  Miriam is full fledged mobile now! She has learned all about walking and goes super fast now. Thanks to her friend, Virginia with Easter Seals, she's a walking machine - and soon she'll be a talking machine (and we already know she's a dancing machine!)
4.  Miriam has stopped using the pacifier! Her top teeth (or maybe just tooth) starting coming in last week and we decided to kick it in the butt - we actually didn't loose ANY sleep, but did have to deal with at most 8 minutes of the CIO method.  It didn't last long and paci is long gone.
5.  We gave up "bottles" at Miriam's 13 month day....except for one, the first of the morning, warm milk bottle. We've struggled on and off with this, but I think we finally got rid of it - just feed her food before milk, and she's good to go! (who knew she enjoyed eating so much?!)
6.  We celebrated with friends and cheered on our Gamecocks every Saturday - we even taught Miriam how to join in:

7. We've been enjoying spending our Sunday mornings (9-12:30) at the church. Miriam loves the nursery and all of the volunteers love her. While I work, and daddy attends, she's well taken care of.  Here's our latest family photo at a reception at church last weekend (thanks Virginia!)

8.  I'm well into the 2nd trimester now, and although it may be mental, I am feeling a lot better. I've actually been cooking in the kitchen a good bit, feeling better about grocery shopping, and not having to nap every afternoon. These 13 weeks make pregnancy bliss! We're looking forward to the month ahead - I'll start my progesterone shots, we'll have a couple of ultrasounds, and we're hoping to know the sex at 16.5 weeks (I know, long shot, but if not then, we'll definitely know sometime in October).

We've got great anticipation for October: celebrating our 5th anniversary, my best friend's baby shower, a trip to the NC mountains, an anniversary trip to TN and a great friend's wedding, finding out the sex of Baby G, and a lot of work, meetings, and meals to go in between.

Hope your September was a blast (and hopefully not a blur), and October holds hope and anticipation for you too!


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