80 Days

60 days ago - David was approached about a job at Union University
44 days ago - We made a day trip to Jackson for David to interview
43 days ago - David was offered (& accepted) the job in Campus Ministries
40 days ago - We put our house on the market
26 days ago - David began working at Union
18 days ago - Our house sold
8 days ago - We bought a house in Jackson
7 days ago - I was offered & accepted a job as a Nurse Practitioner in Jackson
in 10 days - We close on our Memphis house
in 11 days - We close on our Jackson house
in 18-20 days - We will be moving to Jackson
...80 days total.

It has been extremely stressful for us these days. We knew it would be hard, especially with David commuting/staying in Jackson part of the time, but I think we've even been surprised with how hard it has been. The events above are in addition to our daily work, caring for a 6 month old, house duties, a dog having surgery, showing the house, traveling back and forth to Jackson, etc. We are amazed at how God has worked out all the details for us. It is without a doubt that we can say this is what God has for us right now. We look forward to the days ahead...even if they are flying by too fast for us to remember them! :)


6 months!

Our baby is 6 months old!!!!!!!!!!!

I know I say this every time...and I know EVERY mother says this, but I can't believe she is 6 months already!!! Unfortunately this update is a little late...as usual. Norah Kate actually turned 6 months on Sunday, but with all the cleaning, rearranging, and shoving stuff places in order to show our house; I can't find my camera! I had to steal my mom's camera for awhile. :)
Norah Kate went for her 6 month appointment last week. She was 14.6 lbs (25%), head circumference was 42 cm (50%) and she was 26 inches long (75%). She got her regular shots, and the first of her flu shots...and screamed. But she did stop as soon as I picked her up.
Here are some other stats for her:
-As you can see, she is sitting up by herself. She sits up, leans over to play with her toes, and sits up again.
-She has started pushing up on her hands and knees, and even rocks sometimes, but never goes forward...sometime she slides backwards.
-Just begining to wave bye-bye; actually she does the motion a lot, but only in regards to "bye-bye" every once-in-a-while.
-Gives kisses (well, slobbers all over our cheeks!)
-Reaches for EVERYTHING!
-Just beginning #2 foods. We really haven't found anything that she doesn't like to eat. She definitely doesn't prefer peas, but she just eats them and makes a bad face the whole time.
-Nurses 4 times a day; eats foods twice a day.
-Still in size 2 diapers.
-Bedtime about 9pm and sleeps until 7:30-8:00am (which is great when I work because she usually sleeps until I get home from work in the morning and its perfect timing for her to eat!)
-Naps...on the other hand...well, sometimes yes, and sometimes no. :)
-Smiles all the time!!! Really, she does smile about 90% of the time...I love it!