Around Here: May
Happy May! The weather has warmed up here and it has been nice to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! Below are some items that have occurred around here in May, another month that has flown by much too quickly!
-continuing to work on the next steps concerning my long-term photography project; I am making good progress with the revisions in this home stretch, and hopefully all remaining revisions will be made by the end of next month, fingers crossed. I have been working so hard to finish these tedious revisions before our baby arrives.
-earlier this month, my good friends from law school gave Doug and I a baby shower, which was really lovely commemorating this special time in our lives! A good time was had by all!
-we were happy to go to our pool for the first time this year, which opened over Memorial Day weekend!
-we also enjoyed seeing friends over Memorial Day weekend!
-continuing this month with our parent, baby, and birth classes that go through next month — we have only a few more classes to go! And, if all goes as planned, the hospital is permitting our fur girl, Victory, to come to the hospital, post delivery, to meet her little sister! We are so happy to include our precious Victory, our fur girl, in order to have our entire family together during this time!
-I am now feeling quite big, as we have only approximately seven weeks remaining until we get to meet our baby girl!
-we have a few last items to get for our baby that we will take care of in short order; otherwise, we think that we are in pretty good shape to start!
-I am almost done editing our images from our Babymoon! We all had a great time together with many wonderful memories!
-I am now working on finishing two photos books via Artifact Uprising: one celebrating and memorializing our journey to parenthood and the other commemorating our Babymoon!
-around the house, we completed our gardening and mulching!
-we also got our decks cleaned and our deck furniture set out, which we have been using!
-we got our rugs cleaned; and our house windows get cleaned next month!
-we have been giving Victory lots of snuggles and love! We are doing our best to get her ‘ready’ for her little sister’s arrival.
-Victory, unfortunately, had a recent UTI diagnosed last week and she is now on the mend with antibiotics, thankfully. (She has a history of these pesky infections, unfortunately.)
-Victory tried out her soon-to-be little sister’s Bugaboo Fox buggy/stroller, pictured below! (Victory also tried out her little sister’s crib when we were first getting her nursery together!) Doug picked out the color scheme for our Bugaboo Fox and we got the last one in stock; and once our baby is old enough, the bassinet will be swapped out for a traditional type stroller seat in the blue mélange color that also attaches to the Bugaboo Runner!
-since the weather has been nice, we have enjoyed taking Victory for rides in her Hound About! She loves getting fresh air and going for long rides, while I walk, albeit a little slower these days! We are also keeping up with going to the gym together.
-still using the 1 Second Everyday App to document a second each day — it will be interesting to see the finished video at the end of the year!
-continuing to work on getting fine art prints made, framed, and hung in our home, an ongoing endeavor!
-continuing to watch the final season of The Americans, a really good series — the last episode of the series airs this week, which is difficult to believe.
-continuing to watch the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale, a really good series.
-started the second season of the The Path, a good series.
-listening to a myriad of podcasts, especially, at the gym and on walks!
-continuing to make incremental progress on our ever-growing to do list!