This post should have been about day 7 through the rest of the trip. I should do it justice and finish the story - since it was one of the best vacations I've ever had!! Instead, it's more of an "oops, sorry I've been AWOL since September on here" kind of entry!
Life seemed to have caught up with me. So you'd think I'd have PLENTY to write about, right? Of course! I just can't think of a single thing at the
....this gal is gonna be a big sister!!
Isn't that nuts? Not too crazy...plenty of siblings are close in age. Robyn and I are only 15 months apart. But Ayla and her new sibling will be 14 months apart. Our full house just got more full!! The little one will make their debut in May of 2012.
Ayla is growing up so fast and it's been a real pleasure getting to know her. She loves Elmo and anything Sesame Street. She doesn't watch much TV but those furry creatures sure get her moving. She also babbles a lot - you can tell she really wants to talk! She'll say "dada" and "yeah yeah yeah yeah". Also, she barely crawls but she attempts to walk all the time! Her favorite thing is if you walk her around. She eats like a champ. Very healthy, too. Opa cooks for her (then again, he cooks for everyone! He just loves to cook). Her appetite is endless (like her cousins hehe.) She's just an all around doll.
And speaking of babies, Jonathan's sister is due to give birth to a girl in three weeks. Ayla will have a new playmate :D. I'm surrounded by kids...and I love it!!
I gotta document the story of how I found out about the new addition though, in case I forget one day. Two days ago, I stopped by my parents' house in the afternoon. My mom happened to be home, thanks to a slow day at work with no appointments, so she beckoned me into her bedroom saying she had something to tell (or show, I forget now) me. I followed her in and she held up a plastic bag of something, which I quickly realized were a bunch of sanitary napkins. She said "I won't be needing these anymore." I immediately assumed menopause, even though she's only in her late 40s. She then held up a long string of sonogram photos. My heart dropped. For a split second I thought, no f'ing way. Another sibling?! Well, before I could fall over, I squinted and realized the name "Alexandra..." was above the photo. I was so confused. Why are they showing me Ayla's old sonogram photos? What kind of joke is this? Then it hit me. ANOTHER one! "Yes!!" they confirmed. We started jumping up and down like a couple of loons.
Gotta love moments like that.