Sorry I missed last week’s photo!! But here is the beauty queen after her favorite thing; bath time!! This little girl loves her some bath time, especially with bubbles. As a preemie, we can’t expect her to be at the typical size and height of her actual age, at least not till she’s 2 years-old, but she is getting rolly-polly chubtastic and growing like crazy. And she’s up and playing, laughing, and smiling (although that’s hard to capture on camera as I’m usually laughing and smiling like a fool back at her during these moments).
This is a pretty full week ahead of me; I get to meet up with a new expat friend (!!!), I get to meet up with some awesome expat ladies for breakfast (seriously, I’m making friends!), Dunkin’ Donuts opens in Nürnberg (yes, this is a big deal) and we go on our first adventure out with baby to München for baby’s passport, and a visit to Christoph’s family home. I went from doing nothing but taking care of Baby O to making friends and going out, while introducing O to the world.
I feel really happy about my life, AND we are planning our first trip back to America. I still haven’t decided if we’ll pick the northeast or Georgia yet, it’s all cost dependent. My family is spread out and my family home is gone, so we have to rent and you know that whole mess of finding what you want at the price you can afford. Last year, we spent more than we should have- on hotels, domestic flights, gifts, car rentals, taking friends out to dinner…. and we can’t do that again. And it really is all my fault, I love making people happy and being there for my friends and family, but I’m beginning to understand (regrettably late) that not everyone can or will do the same back for me. And that’s not their fault, it’s just…. unfortunate and causes you to evaluate what is worth the time, the effort, and the money. Regardless, I’m sincerely happy and looking forward to the upcoming months with the new and older expat friends I’ve made, the trips we’ll take, the places we’ll see, and watching Baby O grow and grow! How are all of you doing?