this child can’t seem to get enough music in her life. always wanting to play the piano, bob her head up and down to music and dance. a car drove by our home the other day with rap music so loud we could hear it inside and eleanor immediately stopped what she was doing and began shaking her little body to the beat. i hope she always has a love for music and movement. it’s such a wonderful part of life.
eleanor had her one year check up today with her pediatrician. that one year check up also came with 4 shots and blood drawn. i felt so mean holding her down and listening to her scream. i don’t think anything hurts as much as hearing your own child cry and not being able to do anything about it. i’m just really glad that part of today is over.
after that torturous appointment, i tried to find a playground in d.c. with a swing set for eleanor to play on since i felt so terrible. none of the playgrounds by us have swings. and while i appreciate the playground slide, the swings are where it’s at! but i had no luck finding swings. so we just went down the slide a million times instead. (do any of you in d.c. know of a playground with swings? and why aren’t they at every playground? am i missing something?)
josh had to work late tonight so i made dessert crepes for myself for dinner. then i walked up the stairs holding eleanor and felt so short winded after climbing to the top. i’m really out of shape. i need to do better and maybe stop eating things like dessert crepes for dinner.
this little baby inside me is moving all the time now. feeling those little kicks has to be the greatest part of pregnancy. i’m getting so excited to meet this new little babe. some days i can’t believe in just a few months i’ll be a mother of two (especially when so many like to chime in and remind me how difficult it’s going to be and how i have no idea). they are right, i don’t have any idea because i have never had two children before and yes, i’m scared, too. when people start telling me what i’m in for having another baby when eleanor will only be 16 months old, i’m reminded of all those ladies who loved sharing their horror birth stories with me while i was pregnant with eleanor. it’s like, really? why are you telling me that? why do we love to focus on the awful parts? maybe i’m just really naive but after spending an entire year with eleanor now, i know what joy i’m in for with this second baby. i know what my heart is going to feel like when i see that smiling face looking up at me come june and all the days after june that we get to spend together. and i know what love is going to fill every corner of our home day after day with a new baby living here. i know what all that feels like and i can’t wait to feel it times 2. so i’m up for the challenges that come with having two babies. and we’ll figure it out. i know we’ll figure it out…