In this New Year… slow down, put down the coffee, ignore the ironing and laundry…
…and just enjoy the small things in life.
You will be glad that you did.
When I dream, I dream big. This afternoon, I was dreaming that I was a French military leader taking over Europe.
In other news, I found my first Christmas utterly exhuasting, so I politely slept most of the day today. I hope mom didn’t mind having to find something else with which to entertain herself.
Four weeks ago was Black Friday. At 5 am, while many of you were heading to the mall for a bargain, my mom and dad were headed to the hospital for a baby. I think I am the greatest Black Friday Deal one could possibly imagine! Here is a brief photo journey through my grand entrance.
Yesterday I took a trip down to Children’s Hospital to get my little heart murmur checked out. I got an ultrasound of my heart, and an echocardiogram. Nothing to worry about here! I have a benign heart murmur, as many infants do. About fifty percent of all children get diagnosed with one at some point. So, I will probably grow out of it, and leave the murmuring for poets and crowds.
Children’s Hospital is an incredible and overwhelming place. Mom said we should remember how blessed we are, and say little prayers for all the other children there who don’t feel very good.
We topped off the day with a lunch at one of mom and dad’s favorite places… IKEA! I didn’t see much more than the back of my eyelids while we were there, but I hear they got a steal of a deal in the “as is” department.
Yesterday I got to wear my fancy red holiday dress! After taking our first family holiday card picture, I joined mom and dad as they lit the advent candles at church, then I listened to mom play her final holiday concert, followed by some brief holiday shopping. It was my first time for all of these activities!