Hello, blogging world! I knew it would be a while before I had spare time to get on this thing but now that I do, I'll take a chance and get caught up.
-The most exciting news in our family is that my sister gave birth to my precious little niece, Lauren, last Friday! She is absolutely gorgeous and I have, of course, fallen head-over-heals in love with her. She has jet black hair and I simply cannot get enough of the girl. This is the first time my sister has had a baby that I haven't been expecting a baby of my own and honestly, it's felt really nice to have a little bit of extra time and energy to help her out. My brother's wife is due TODAY my nephew decided not to come. Maybe tomorrow?!?! Isn't new life amazing?
-Little Miss Bailey went and saw another ear specialist because of the constant infections and drainage from her ears. On November 28th she will be undergoing another ear surgery to replace her tubes with a different type of material and possibly remove her adenoids. This doctor thinks that she must be sensitive to the current synthetic material that's in her ear tubes now and by replacing them we will have better results. This all stinks for her! Poor little princess:-( She's doing well otherwise, though! She's starting to talk up a storm and while she's crazy and super busy, she's finally becoming more content and much easier to get along with. She had her 18-month appointment yesterday and at 22 pounds she is in the 25th percentile for her weight. She's a bottomless pit so I'm not sure how she stays so little!
-Last week John and I had our first overnight date since before Bailey was born. It was amazing! We went to Pittsburgh to watch the Braves play the Pirates (because the Braves are John's team). We stayed in a nice hotel and had a nice road trip. It felt beyond amazing to just be the 2 of us. It's always nice to come home again, don't get me wrong, but we're so busy that it helps to reconnect.
-School continues to go super well for me! I currently have "A's" in all 4 classes, which is a big freaking deal when you're Jillian! I got a 100 on my math test yesterday and when I found out, I just about screamed with excitement. I've said it before, but who would have ever thought that I would like and succeed in school???
Life is pretty wonderful lately! We've been busy but we've also had lots of quiet down time as a family of 5 lately and I fall more and more in love with our little family every day.
Until next time! Hopefully sooner than a month from now...