January 25, 2016 – 45 Weeks (34 Weeks Corrected)

How is Nora 10 months old already??  I seriously don’t know where the months have gone!  I best start thinking about her 1st birthday celebration!

Nora’s a very busy little girl, never stops moving, pulls herself up on everything, tries to stand…  Which probably explains why she is gaining so, so very slowly.  Last Wednesday was her last weight check, up to 14 lbs 9 oz.  We are still fortifying my milk.  And while we are adding in solids, her pediatrician stresses that my milk is still best for her at this stage.

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Last Saturday thru Wednesday Eric and I went to Minneapolis with Nora.  Eric had a week off work and while I’d love to just fly to Aruba like one of his partners, I don’t feel like it’s all that feasible with a baby.  I have no clue how one takes frozen breast milk on a plane.  And honestly, I’m learning that traveling with a baby is a lot of work.  Stressful.  And takes some of the fun out of time away.

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For whatever reason we didn’t take many pictures…  I need to be better about that.  We did have a nice time though.  Eric even let me shop two days at the Mall of America!  I got Nora a bunch of cute outfits and myself another pair of Uggs.  I’m addicted.  Nora was best at restaurants, being she is so nosy.  If we put her in a high chair with puffs she entertains herself by people-watching.  It’s quite amusing really.

Aside from the mall, we went to a bunch of furniture stores.  There was one in particular I wanted to stop at, Room and Board.  I found several things on their website I liked and wanted to see them in person before ordering.  This bed and matching Bennett collection should be arriving this Saturday in the color shown on the site.  And I’m pretty sure I’m going to order this table with charcoal stained legs and a bright white quartz top.  Not sure about chairs yet.  I’m just pretty much awful at decorating.  I ordered these bar stools with graphite legs and black leather seats.  But now I’m wondering if black will be too dark.  And what do I order for chairs with a table with a white top?  Can I order the same chairs with a black seat?  Or is that too much contrast?  Help!  Oh, and then there is the house situation, which might change all this furniture anyway.  Without boring you with pages and pages of complaints, let me just say, I don’t like our current home.  It just doesn’t feel like home to me.  We looked at several open houses yesterday, but honestly, there isn’t much for sale right now here.  The only one I kind of liked was this one, but I don’t love it, it’s nothing all that special, the basement would need to be finished, and frankly, I feel like we shouldn’t just buy something again to buy something.  That’s how we got into a house I don’t like in the first place.  I guess ultimately I still want to build our dream house we designed last year, but Eric wants to wait until his practice is more stable, so probably three years from now.  In the meantime though, does it make sense to build again, or just live with this house I don’t care for so much?  I feel like I spend so much time at home though, and not liking where you live, well, it’s hard.  But on the other hand, there is nothing wrong with the house we just built…  Perhaps I’m just way too picky…  I’m sure our Realtor thinks I’m quite crazy!  Maybe I am…

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