Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ch ch ch changes + Photo Dump

Whoo boy.  This having a baby thing changes so many things, but the expected and unexpected!  You expect to be exhausted, frazzled, and completely smitten.  You expect to have much less sex, and time for yourself.  What I didn't expect, was exactly how much I'd want to be nearer to my family.  This is going to be a little scattered, I hope you'll forgive me and be able to follow along.

When I fell in love with my husband, I moved in to his house, 3 hours away from where I was living at the time, and 5 hours away from most of my immediate family.  He has lived in this town his entire life.  His mother has lived in this town for all but 2 years of her life.  After Betty was born, it started to become really evident how little family support we have here.  We decided, after much deliberation, that we would make it a goal to move to my home town within a year.  We want our daughter to grow up seeing her Nana, grandpa, and her aunts and uncles, more than just every few months.  We also want to spend as much time with my 83 year old grandmother as we can, who is madly in love with Betty.  There are several other good reasons that I won't get in to just now.

A few weeks ago, I shared with my mother that this was a possibility.  Just a couple of days later, she heard of a job opening in her school corporation in JP's field.  JP has always wanted to work in an educational setting, so he went ahead and submitted his resume, not expecting much, as there was an internal employee also putting in for it.  Fast forward to last Tuesday, which found us in my home town for an interview.  Yesterday, they called and offered him the job, which he accepted.  He starts on June 10th.

Holy sh*tballs, ladies.  I'm moving across the state in a month.  Well, if I can find a job, that is.  I may have to stay here until I find one.  So much to do, so much to decide.  My head starts spinning every time I start to think about it.  JP's mother is going to move in with us as soon as her lease is up in September.  There's nothing to keep her here once we're gone.  So much to do...

Anyway, I'm going to close out with some of my favorite pictures from the last month or so.

I don't remember exactly when this was, but she's so cute in just a diaper!

Rocking some tights that are still too big!

"Hmm... Daddy is asleep, what can I get away with?!"

Nana loves to dress Betty up in cute outfits.

My baby picture!  Did you know I had a twin?

Trying on Daddy's hat... and hating it.

Having a chat with her great grandma!

Family shot


Her first 0/3 outfit

At our 2 month check-up

Loved this onesie!

She loves her GG!

Puppy time!

Finally caught a good smile on camera!

Daddy was reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard.  I LOVE this picture!


  1. Oh she's so sweet. Love the smile.

  2. Aw...look at that smile! So precious. Great news abut JP's job and your move.

  3. Loving the photos. :) She has a look of pure bliss on her face in the one where you're kissing her.

    Very exciting news about the new job and the move! It sounds like a great change for all of you.

  4. Omg, congratulations!!!! That is so exciting!!!!

  5. I just read through some of your blog and wanted to say congratulations. You have a really nice blog here and now a precious litlle girl. Good luck.

  6. Amazing how things just seem to fall into place. Congrats to JP for getting the no. And good luck with the move! Love love love the pictures. Could she be an cuter? My favorite is the one with her on JP's chest while he's sleeping away.