Thursday, July 30, 2009

Exam and Beach!

So tomorrow is finally the day.....the qualifying exam is happening! I couldn't be more excited and ready to get it over with. Basically you prepare your essays ahead of time and just wait for them to email you the number you get and then send that essay back. After having a pretty brutal professor this summer, another professor decided to look over our essays to make sure we were on the right track. Luckily, mine needed next to nothing fixed! I looked over it again tonight and it's ready to go for tomorrow morning! I will be so relieved to email it and know that it's done! We'll find out the results in about 3 weeks....

Saturday we leave for vacation. We're taking our annual trip to Ocean City, MD. I couldn't be more excited! We've had quite a whirlwind year--- baby, grad school, promotion, etc. Vacation is definitely needed! Jedd scored tickets to see the Red Sox/Orioles on Saturday night so we're going to the game (yes, Miss Audrey is joining us) and then leaving from there to continue the rest of the way to the beach.

I'm sure I'll have lots of updates and pictures to post when we return!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

9 months old!

Audrey turned 9 months old last Wednesday, July 15. I can't believe it. Audrey has now officially been outside of my belly longer than she was ever inside. I think 9 months was the first time it really hit me how fast time is going. When I was pregnant with her, 9 months took FOREVER. Now, I feel like I'm trying to hold on to the last 3 months that I can still call Audrey a "baby".

A little about Audrey now:
-She weighs 17.9 pounds and is 28.5 inches long
-Her head circumference is 44cm
-She wears 6-9 mo and 9 mo clothes
-She is in a size 3 diaper
-Still only has 2 bottom teeth (but 2 top teeth are so close to pushing through)
-She sits up by herself
-She crawls EVERYWHERE and gets faster by the day
-She tries to pull up on anything she can
-She's starting to stand for longer periods of time
-She waves hello and goodbye to everything (When someone leaves a room and comes back, Charley, people on tv, etc. )
-She still refers to most things as "baba" or "dada"
-She eats all different types of fruits and veggies
-She now eats Puffs as well and feeds them to herself (apparently he learned how to take the lid off the Puffs too!)
-She loves swimming and being in the pool

As I reflect back on the last 9 months I just can't express enough how grateful I am to have such a healthy and happy baby girl! She is truly the love of our lives!