Thursday, March 24, 2011

Could she be any prettier??

I must say that Caleb and I are so blessed to have such laid back, gorgeous, healthy baby girl!  I wake up everyday in love with her more than yesterday.  Poor thing has been under the weather for a couple weeks now and I'm ready for her to start feeling better soon.  She had her 9 month appt today and weighed a whopping 17 pounds, 10 ounces and was 28 inches long.  Long and lean (She did not get that from her mother!)  She also had to get some blood drawn and didn't cry a bit! The shot...different story. So these days she is crawling all over the place and is FAST!  She loves pushing her baby carriage around the house and daddy hung a swing on our front porch.  She LOVES it.  The girl loves to swing at the park, now she can do it on her front porch. The other day my friend and I took Hannah to the Botanical Gardens to take pics of her in the TUTU's that she makes.  So much fun!  FYI  Here is her facebook website. Sara Bell Designs (!/pages/Sara-Bell-Designs/129232077143084)
On the adoption front, we're still looking in to agency's.  Ya ya I  said we were 99% positive on the agency, but I can't stop researching agency's!  I know the ones we don't want, but there are a few that I keep going back and forth between.  For those that are in the process, how did you choose? Do you mind sharing what agency you went through?  You can email me if you want.  Any advice will help!! So once we are 100% sure of the agency, we'll start the process (mid-April sometime).  It so important to pick the right agency, we don't want to pick one and have a hard time.  We know that adoption's can have their ups and downs, but we would like to go with an agency that can help minimize them.
The other big news is my career.  As most know I have completed my master's and past my boards, so I am officially a PNP!  I start my new job the week of April 10th at the same children's hospital I've worked at for almost 10 years now.  I'm so excited about it!  The hours are great!  But leaving the NICU is bitter sweet.  I'll miss working with so many great nurses that I've gotten to know over the years...and the babies...oh I'll miss my babies, but God had another plan for me and I'll just be down the hall.  I'll be dropping in to say Hi often! Enjoy the pics!!



  1. Hi! Your daughter is just adorable. Congrats on your master's, passing the boards, and your new gig.

    We worked with IAG and loved them. Best of luck!

  2. Oh, what a doll that Hannah IS!!! She is just a darling with those curls, and smiles! She is so mobile and advanced (no surprise, with you as her momma). An early crawler, and I bet walker and talker, too. Won't be long!

    Love, love, love seeing her grow!

    Congrats again on your awesome advanced education/career. You will make the BEST PNP!

    Would love to see you and your girl soon.

  3. We are in Moscow right now. World Links is our agency and we have had a fantastic experience so far. Best of luck making your final decision.