This little one?

February 4, 2013

Is the light of our lives. This video is of her singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. At barely 19 months old. ❤

Twinkle Twinkle

She talks, like completely talks. It’s crazy. I love to listen to her.

She is so filled with joy, the happiest she’s ever been in her whole little life. It smashes my heart to smithereens. It’s as if she hit that ‘I’m angry I can’t communicate’ milestone from 5 months on, and now she can. And it’s changed her world. Our sweet darling girl!

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Back to work. Ish.

October 25, 2012

Soooooo I’ve started a part-time job! We’ve been struggling a bit financially after the huge moving expense, and an ideal situation simply fell in my lap. 🙂 I started working at a doctors’ office a few weeks ago, doing admin. I work from 7am to 12pm four days per week. It’s been going quite well so far.

God childcare is expensive. Despite this being the perfect opportunity (pick my own hours, ability to be home during nap every day for the little who needs her mama in order to sleep), I almost had to pass it up. I couldn’t find part-time childcare that would even allow me to break even. Luckily, a friend (who works at the same office and who got me the job) wanted to work the same hours. We’re now doing a nanny-share. It has been so wonderful. The girls love our nanny, and they get to spend all day with each other. It honestly could not have worked out better.

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I leave for work before Chris, so he gets some extra Dada time in the morning before our nanny, B, gets here. He’s also been the one dealing with the separation anxiety. It hasn’t been too terrible; I think being in our house has helped. I know it hasn’t been fun, though. Luckily Cora seems to have turned a corner and is waving to B and hugging her when she arrives. Warms my heart!

I am actually really really enjoying myself. The practice is a wonderful place to work, and I love love talking to adult humans again. I honestly feels like I have the best of both worlds at the moment. Feeling very lucky that it has worked out so well!

I think it has really benefitted Cora, too. Her new bestie is around six months older, so communicates more. Cora had a ridiculous amount of words before, but her actual communication has shot through the roof since they started hanging out. She’s saying sentences and repeating phrases we say. It’s amazing. The other day she went on and on, “Sorry, Piper, sorry. Good girl, Piper. Ohhh Piper.” (Piper is our pup.) So freaking cute!!

So things are good here. Prepping for Halloween. Fun times.

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*sniff sniff*

June 22, 2012

Happy birthday to our sweet, darling, brilliant, beautiful, hilarious, precocious little girl. I love you so much, Cora! We are so incredibly lucky that you’re ours!

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Bebe turned 11 months yesterday and took her first steps! Oh my goodness, she’s growing up so fast. My tiny!

She’s been having a ball lately (as usual). We’ve been going back and forth between my sister’s in Atlanta and my mom’s in Birmingham. But we’re about to have a home again — we move into our rental house next week! So ready to ditch the suitcases, let me tell you. Though it has been really nice to have so much family time.

Some pics from our day-to-day:

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I WILL get over your makeshift stair gate, Mama!

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We went to DoDahDay, a fun day out in Birmingham where you bring your pup. Was a good time.

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(You might think we’re still in London by the dog over Cora’s shoulder. Then you see the sunshine and realize you are mistaken.)

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Thanks for helping me unpack, Squish.

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Mama, I am tired because I no longer believe in my naps.