Monday, January 11, 2010

Life as Nomads...

Well, Chad, Kennady, & I have been in place here in Alabama for a little over a week now. Chad is currently in officer school here for another 4 weeks or so. All is well, except for the ridiculously cold temperatures outside. We are in the's not supposed to be this cold in the south. ha. I think the average high for the past week was near 30 degrees. Not fun and definitely not great temperatures to take a 5 week old baby out in. So, we have been quite bored. I would really appreciate some warmer temperatures and the ability to go outside, feel a little warmth on my face from the sun, and getting to stroll around with Kennady. Maybe an increase in temps is on the horizon?

I have an appointment set up for Kennady and the pediatrician tomorrow morning. It was supposed to be a 4-week checkup, but it has snowballed over into a 6-week checkup. We have been in transit so much lately that it has been near impossible to get her in anywhere over the holidays. Luckily, I finally found one that accepts new patients and Tricare Standard. What a job that was! I can't wait to see what she weighs tomorrow! I know she's definitely a growing girl...she's already graduated out of her newborn clothes and is moving on to 0-3 month stuff. Way fun!

I haven't mentioned how much of an angel this little baby girl is lately. She is such a good and enjoyable baby. We have officially figured out her different noises, coos, and cries and what they all mean. It's so awesome how babies have their own language and make it known to their parents. I can honestly say she only gives us a real cry about 3 times a day or so, and all it means is that she's decided her tummy is hungry. She also has some games she likes to play with her pacifier. She'll have it, knock it out with her own hand, coo at us, and watch us come running. haha. It's funny and cute until you have gotten up to replace it for the 18th time in 20 minutes. haha. She really is the most precious and beautiful baby I have ever seen, held, or cared for. We love her so much and I am truly blessed to not have to go to work or leave her with someone else during the day. Being a housewife really isn't all that bad at all. It's a lot of work, but it's wonderful. :)

This coming weekend, we are all going to visit some family in Atlanta. We are very excited...not only to get out of this town for a little while, but for them to meet Kennady and to be on a little teeny-tiny 'vacation'. Monday is a holiday (MLK's Birthday), so a 3-day weekend is always awesome! I've also decided to stay there in Atlanta for the rest of that week to give Chad a chance to really focus on his school & Master's class for a while. One can only concentrate so much when there is a whiny and bored wife and baby in the room with you, so we're going to give him a small break and allow him a good amount of time to catch up, stay on top of things, or get ahead with all of his work. Plus, Kennady and I will really enjoy the company of Chad's cousins Lisa & Jeff and their two beautiful girls Emma (5 yrs old) and Landry (4 yrs old). It is sure to be a good time.

Well, I guess that's all that's going on with us right now. Be back soon. Hope everyone survived another Monday! :)

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