Monday, August 8, 2011

Random thoughts on a Monday

  • I need to update this blog with photos, stories, and a letter to Luca on her 1st birthday.
  • We managed to stay out of the hospital for her first birthday, and the birthday party.  There are no words to describe how grateful I am for that.
  • We are desperate to find a new place to live.  More stories to follow about that process.
  • Speaking of finding a new place to live - we now are questioning whether we should rent, but have no idea how much we would qualify for since only one of us is employed.
  • I would love to make money somehow - even just a couple hundred per month.  But I have no idea how to make that happen.
  • I was grocery shopping a few weeks ago and the woman in front of me, probably in her 20's, had full armpit hair.  I was so shocked and confused at the same time.  And she was wearing a skirt, and did not have hair on her legs.  I was immediately impressed that she felt comfortable like that (in a tank-top nonetheless), but also very disturbed by it.  I think I would be uncomfortable like that.
  • I am still pumping.  My supply is extremely low - only a few ounces per day.  But I am just going to keep going until my boobs tell me I am done.  As long as I am getting any, I will keep pumping.  I am at a point where I am okay mentally with not being able to pump often (only a few times per day), and knowing that she is at least getting a few ounces of breastmilk per day.  She has gotten breastmilk for her entire first year - and for me, I am thrilled with that.

I will leave you with one picture until I can get a proper picture post up.  I took it in Luca's room a couple weeks ago and I just love how she looks like she is posing.


  1. I looove that photo.

    Love, love, looooove...

  2. ah, i'm still here reading. i need to catch up on your posts though! LOVE the photo of luca! an the armpit hair thing - nasty! take care!

  3. Adorable photo!

    Congrats on staying out the hospital for Luca's first birthday! Yay!!

  4. I reaaallllyyy like this picture!


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