I looked at the calendar yesterday and realized how September had already slipped away from me. Tiny secret; one year ago today is the day that Mike and I found out we were expecting. We decided we wouldn't tell anyone for three months... And then of course I immediately texted my sister and best friend. Because, carrier of LIFE! And also because no matter what stage, we wanted to celebrate it from the first possible moment. There has been much celebration since, even despite the fact that we've wandered into what they call the "four month sleep regression." I read all about it on my Wonder Weeks APP, realized that we were in the midst of "a leap" (<--- the expert's way of saying... "things could be a bit hairy for a few weeks") and promptly deleted the APP. I am so over pre-empting stages and milestones. I just want to let them come as they will, in June's own time. Plus, when I found myself bracing for "fussy stages" I was getting anxiety. So see ya later APP!! We're just gonna go into uncharted territory on our own.
Over the weekend we went to APPLEFEST --> It's THE festival of my hometown. (For more about the holiday see this post here.) I was pretty excited to introduce June to the event and a few members of my extended family were joining us at my parent's place. Which is awesome - to see aunts and uncles and cousins. Now the cousins and their kids are playing together and it's like my childhood all over again and really just the best thing ever. When I stop and see us all together I'm reminded how strongly that family is the point of life, it gets me right in the 1985 home-video feels.
(^^^My parents kitchen, all ready for Sunday brunch. Home is Sweet <3)
It's hard to travel with a baby, yes? Or is it just me. I feel like some babies love the car. June really doesn't. "When they're screaming, take them for a ride," they said. "The car makes any baby sleep," they said. Well really, really, no. Not in our case anyway. Considering my parents live three hours away, the drive is a bit of a struggle. When things start to really break down, I crawl into the back and play Disney Songs on my cell phone from youtube (good-bye data!) and honestly, Disney to the rescue. She loves the music! I can't get over how this little tiny human ALREADY has razor sharp focus when a Disney song comes on. It's crazy. I'm also just amazed at how many of the words I remember to "Kiss the Girl" (Little Mermaid) and every song from the Lion King. Mike was also amazed at how I could carry on for a solid half and hour, (very) out of tune car Karaoke. That's the thing about marriage friends, you should just never stop looking for ways to stoop your partner ;)
Anyway, when we got back to Ottawa on Sunday night, I was ready for bed. Evidently, singing takes it out of me. I went to bed at 8:30 which might be the earliest I have gone to bed since I was 8.5 months pregnant and I made sleeping my hobby.
September, I apparently missed blogging you, but we had a lot of fun. We started the month out with a heat-wave, and here I am on the last day of the month, dressed in my cozy, cozy socks, leaving my half-finished mug of tea in which-ever room I entered last, and making a list of people to pawn my huge stock of chilli sauce, pickles and peach butter off on.