Monday, March 15, 2010
Here we go!
Well, we're officially on our own now. My mom returned home last Wednesday and Kirsten and I have been figuring out life with the girls by ourselves now for about a week. Certainly feels like jumping into the deep end of the pool with no arm floaties on. It's definitely tough, and we're definitely getting less sleep, but it's been fun getting more settled in as our own new little family. Yesterday was our 3 year anniversary, and Kirsten and I managed to go out for a wee date to celebrate. Some good friends came over and were perfect babysitters. Kirsten and I shot pool, ate burgers, and just relaxed. After a few hours we couldn't keep our eyes open though, so home we came.
Annabelle's been having some weird congestion stuff going on, so Kirsten took her in to the doc today. Turns out, she's totally fine and looks incredibly healthy and it's just normal baby congestion. That was nice to hear and puts us at ease. She got weighed while at the doctor and is already up to 8 lbs. 13 oz.! Katherine didn't go in, but she is definitely heavier than Annabelle, so she's got to be over 9 lbs. Wow, these girls are eating well and growing quick. I filled out our Census form, and it was fun/a little strange to count 4 humans living here instead of just 2.
With our little Prius, carrying the girls around quickly became totally unreasonable so we unfortunately are selling the Prius and we already bought a monster SUV to carry us all around. Tough to go from a fuel efficient Prius to and SUV, but it just had to happen. I was game to get a minivan, but Kirsten just couldn't go to minivan world just yet. Tomorrow we're embarking on our biggest trip yet with the girls- headed up I-5 a bit to Bellingham, as I'm doing a 50k race up there on Saturday. Lots to pack and get ready, even for a short trip. Here goes!