Been pretty busy and forgot to post anything about my fabulous girls' trip to Chicago earlier in March! I had such a great time...how can you not with so much good shopping with friends?! I felt like I hadn't bought much in a long time that didn't involve Mary Harper in some way so I was excited to shop for ME for a change! Plus, I didn't have to pay taxes on most of my purchases I shipped home so I was super excited about the savings!
Didn't get to buy many clothes yet since I'm still trying to lose that baby weight but I am looking forward to a big shopping celebration if I ever lose all the weight I'm trying to lose! I never knew how little I was until I tried to fit back into some of my old clothes! It was so depressing I decided I wanted all of my old clothes out of my closet so my closet is pretty bare at the moment. Maybe it won't be long before I can start refilling it with some more small sizes! :)
Even more exciting than the great shopping getaway was the great group of girls that went. I went to college with most of these girls and lots of them have little ones now so it is so nice being with other people that don't mind if you talk about your baby too much! :)
Can't wait 'til next years trip!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Then it hit me how God's love for me is beyond my comprehension. Staring at my baby, I can't fathom EVER sacrificing her for anything! And that is just what God did for me...he sent His Son to die for ME. Wow. The thoughts I had just been having about Easter (goodies for baskets, egg hunts, chocolate bunnies and spring outfits) are so off base from what Easter truly is. We often think of Valentine's Day as the holiday for love. I have changed my mind about that tonight as I stared at my daughter sleeping overcome with love...and while trying to fathom how much God loves me. Easter is the holiday of love. God's unconditional love for me and mankind.
Of course I will still fill Mary Harper's basket with fun goodies for the first time this year...but hope she always realizes the real reason we celebrate and just how much she is loved.
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
Posted by Mary-Kate at 2:09 AM
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
I am guessing she is probably 17 lbs now (haven't been to the pediatrician this month) and 25 inches long.
She was sleeping from 8:30 pm to around 6 am but she went through a phase where she started waking up once in the night again. Ugh. However last night she slept from 730-730 so hopefully we are starting a new habit. If she is still tired when she wakes up, she will cry but if she has slept for a while or is well rested, she will just lay in bed and talk to herself and slam her feet down!
I am still horrible at leaving the house with her and I get really frazzled and stressed out when I have to take her out alone. The car seat is sooooo heavy and I think I carry too much stuff "just in case". (Always be prepared!) By the time I get out the door I am ready to come back home! Hopefully this will get easier the more practice I get! Luckily, she has always been a great car rider and rarely cries in the carseat.
She's gone to two political events this month and the poor thing has no idea how many more she has to "look forward" to over the years. I like to think of it as training for when she becomes the 1st female President of the United States. :)
Every day brings more fun things to experience with MH. Can't believe how quickly she has changed since we first brought her home. We are very blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby girl and fall in love with her more and more each day.
Posted by Mary-Kate at 1:50 AM