Sunday, February 22, 2009

100 Posts

Wow. 100 posts? That's a lot of pictures.

I just wanted to let you all know how we're doing.

We've heard from Jarrod a few times since he has been gone, and he seems to be doing pretty good. He sounds like he's in good spirits. His graduation is going to be in the middle of March, and we have already bought our plane tickets to fly out there to see it. We'll be staying with Steve and Anne and it will be extra nice to get to see them. It's been awhile! I am sure Hayden and Mary will make for an interesting interaction. After Jarrod's graduation, it's tech school and then we'll know where he'll be stationed (for good!)

As for me, the doula thing is going great. I'm officially "doula-trained" and just need to complete a few more things before certification. I have 3 births lined up (one in early March, the others in April) and am looking forward to how emotionally rewarding the career will be. I have already bought a few birth balls, massage tools, music - all the goods. I'm excited =)

Hayden is also doing well. She is about half-way potty-trained. She'll use the potty regularly about every other day. It's a start though. Her vocabulary is still amazing and growing fast. It feels so strange to compare her to Vincent. She was once that small and he'll someday be as big as her. She's grown so much and continues to grow (physically and mentally) each day. Once she is completely potty-trained, I think we might put her in a karate class. She's shown general interest in it and they start taking children at 3 1/2 years of age. It's hard to say too much, though - because our moving situation is still up in the air when it comes to the when and where.

(I'll do an update on Vincent when I post his '4 month old' pictures in a couple days)

I hope everyone is doing well.