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Today Owen turns 11 months old! Eek! My lil baby is growing up! 😢 Haha 😉
He’s walking 85% of the time now, can wave, let’s me know when he’s done with food (will mimic “all done” if we sign it), and is slowly learning how to say “night night” and it’s meaning!! He knows his name and comes over when we call him (which is really handy now that he can walk – I don’t hafta pick him up anymore whenever I leave the room, he just walks over)!

There’s a lot to be thankful for these days! 🙂

• Our car got hit while someone was trying to parallel park in front of it – tho this may be a bad thing, the person luckily has insurance and our car’s gonna get fixed. Yeah, it’s inconvenient but at least no one got hurt and the car still runs! Plus it was hit in the same spot where Dan accidentally hit a pole earlier, so it’s really nice that we’re getting it fixed!! Gotta be thankful about that!

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• I’m so thankful that Dan was able to watch Owen and put him to bed on New Year’s so I could meet up with a couple friends – Danielle and Amy! We went to the Driftwood Room downtown and had a lot of fun catching up (plus it was nice to have some baby-free time)!

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• The family I nanny for have an 11 month old who is 5 days older than Owen, and they have offered to have a joint birthday party for the two at their house!

What things are you thankful for that have occurred within the past week?

Hi! Sooo last week I didn’t post at all because I started my new job. I’m watching two boys (plus Owen!!) during the week. One kid is 3 years old and the other is 10 months (5 days older than Owen). They’re a handful, but this past week went much better than I was expecting!

In all honesty, Owen is the most demanding out of all three. We are in a new environment and he has to share me with two other kiddos, so he is not liking it to say the least. He cries every time I leave the room and oftentimes fusses just so I can hold him. It’s very frustrating. But, I have faith that he’ll adjust…and I just need to be patient. 🙂

Another thing is, my time with Dan and alone time with Owen is being cut down drastically. I get home after Dan does (around 630ish), we eat dinner, and then pretty soon it is bath/bed time for Owen (between 730 and 8), then bed time for us.

Please be patient with me as I get in a groove and figure out a routine with work, family time, housework, working out, getting presents ready, and posting on this blog. 🙂

So what’s new aside from my new job? Remember our advent calendar I made for December? Yeah, we lasted about 10 days and haven’t done a single activity since then. Not because we don’t have the time, actually it’s because Dan doesn’t want to do it lol :/ I just wish he would’ve told me that he didn’t care about it earlier when I was making it, instead of getting me excited to be doing this and putting in the time and effort to create it. So I guess I’ll make one when Owen’s older and do it then. Dan’s not invited to join us then LOL >:)

Also, now that I am actually getting an income I am able to pay off the rest of the medical bills from having Owen! It’s not much (about $700), but when I only had a few hundred dollars coming in every month it really was a burden to try to pay it off plus home bills and Owen’s necessities. So I am SO happy to be getting this bill taken care of!

Another thing that I’ve been doing lately is crafting. Sewing and making things – I’m sewing Owen a baby blanket for Christmas, we’re making Christmas cards, I have fabric for a throw, and there’s a project I’m getting ideas for, but it’s a secret for now 😉 Sewing and crafting is really really soothing for me, but unfortunately that is another thing that has been put on the back burner for now (until I get my schedule figured out).

As for Owen? He is taking steps now and has been slowly learning how to for a while now. I am not saying he’s walking yet, full on, but he can take like 4 steps in a row at times. Very exciting stuff!! He has 7 teeth (four on top, three on bottom), can wave, and clap his hands! His favorite words are “mama”, “dada”, and crying. Oh wait, that’s not a word lol :/

In conclusion, I’m leaving you all with a cute pic of Owen 😉

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