Discovering Me

Me on having babies, losing babies, trying to have babies and hoping to bring this one home.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Time Flies

The last six weeks have flown by in a way that is hard to describe. I have no idea where it's gone. It's been a whirlwind, but it's been nice.

We've been to Chicago and rode the train to the city where we took a water taxi down the Chicago River to Navy Pier and had lunch. We took a water taxi on Lake Michigan to the Shedd Aquarium and then back where we had dinner on Michigan Avenue. It was beautiful. I have to say that the city of Chicago is more beautiful than I ever remember it. There were lovely flower boxes in building windows and fabulous gardens in all of the street medians. Just so pretty.

My aunt came to visit us and look for a house. She's looking for a job so she can move here. I'm excited. We haven't ever had family near us and it will be so nice to have someone to have a Sunday dinner with from time to time.

We just got home yesterday from a trip to see friends in Vegas (I should so be unpacking right now). We went with them on a camping trip to Bryce Canyon in Utah. It was so much fun. Gracie had a blast playing hide and seek and the spotlight when it got dark. She got to play with the big kids and she hung better than I would have ever expected. She played in the creek and was just such fun to watch. We spent the last few days hanging out with our friends and visiting old haunts (read: favorite places to eat). Jim didn't get to go. Too much work...again.

School starts again on Monday. Gracie starts kindergarten. I'm kind of in shock and don't really know how to feel about it. I'm excited for her. She's excited. It's exciting. I think I might throw-up from all the excitement.

Nat is getting big. She's got 5 teeth officially and one more coming in the front and a couple of molars working their way up. She's army crawling all over the place. I'm not pushing for any more than that. I know this time goes too fast, so I'm in no hurry. With Gracie I pushed so hard for each and every milestone and now, I am just trying to enjoy each stage without forcing the next one.

My period came back today. I guess it was about this same time it came back with Gracie. Then, a month later, Audrey was on her way. I don't know how I feel this time. Jim would die, because I know he's done, but part of me hopes for an accident. I've left his vasectomy appointment up to him (he hasn't made any appointments yet), so crazier things have happened. I know after everything we went through to have Natalie, it would totally be our luck to have an accident when we think we are done. What will be, will be.

What a boring update. I guess I'm feeling a little melancholy because the summer has gone so fast and I know with the beginning of elementary school, life is going to be different.

Pictures later. Off to catch up with all of you.