All in all we had a lovely day together even if it was busy. After getting some packing done in the morning, we had lunch with my mother-in law. Then we went to downtown Seattle to enroll Jillian in a study for type 1 diabetes. It turns out that she has some of the genetic markers for the disease that puts her at increased risk (1/30 as opposed to 1/300), which is not surprising since my brother is a type 1 diabetic. Since I work in clinical research, I'm always interested in such studies especially when they focus on a disease that hits so close to home for my family. After that, we stopped by my work to visit Jillian's Aunt Jaime and Lauren. With the exception of the last stop when she was cranky and in need of a nap, she behaved beautifully. She has reached an age where she doesn't fuss much unless she is tired or hungry. The hunger part is easy to deal with as I now predict when she'll want a bottle, and she sleeps well in her carseat provided that we are moving in a car or shopping card. Plus she is easily entertained and happy to spend her time just observing what is going on around her. This combined makes it very easy to take her out in public, and I figured I should enjoy it now as this stage may well be short-lived.
Jeramy got pizza on the way home from work and made Mojitos, which is my new favorite cocktail. We had some quiet time as a family while feeding her a bottle, giving her a bath and getting her to sleep for the night. While my 30th birthday was marked by the frustration of infertility, this year was marked by the quiet celebration of what I have waited so very long for. While it hasn't been the easiest 3 months, every moment has been well worth it.
And of course since it has been a few posts, I must leave you with the latest in Jillian photographs. Every time I look at her, I shake my head in amazement over how this completely adorable little girl is ours. It is enough to bring me to tears sometimes (cheesy but true).
Jillian loves her monkey pajamas from Aunt Jaime...and her hands. She really loves those hands. Mine too if she can get them into her mouth.
Due to her intense hatred for tummy time there has been no rolling over to date. However she can roll from her back to her side especially when really pissed off. It is a good thing you can't see her face in this picture.
I placed her in the bumbo chair thinking it would wake her up enough to finish her final bottle of the day. It didn't. She did wake up an hour later wanting it though. Figures.
Damn. She's adorable.
Damn. She's adorable.
Not to be outdone here is Cujo showing off his new, cleaner look. He hadn't had a bath since Jillian was born and his nails hadn't been trimmed in at least two months. So I finally broke down and took him to the groomer, only to find out that they charge a mere $24 for such services. If I'd known it was that cheap, I'd have stopped giving him baths and trimming his nails years ago!