Saturday, November 10, 2012

Four months!!

It is that time again - Maggie is four months old now!

Four months!


This is such a fun age: social, interactive, smiley, but not yet mobile. When Joe was a baby, I was always eager for the next milestone or stage. With Maggie, I'm just enjoying the current moment so much, knowing how quickly babyhood will pass.

Four months!
We had a mishap with this month's iron-on transfer. Probably because I completely failed to follow the instructions. Ahem.

Maggie is the sweetest, calmest, squishiest, most kissable baby ever. In my opinion, anyway. Her "likes" include being worn in the sling, hanging out on a blanket and kicking, being jiggled while eating (?), and playing with her brother. She has really only one strong dislike, and that's being in a stopped car. Unfortunately, stop-and-go traffic and red lights are a frequent occurrence in our part of the world. Maggie makes her displeasure clear at these times. As Joe says (usually from the back seat), "Maggie wants to GO!" To which we can only reply, "We're doing our best here, Miss Margaret!"

Four months!


Maggie's four-month onesie is paired with her latest pair of Big Butt Baby Pants in light blue denim, featuring an owly bottom. I made these yesterday just for this occasion. I admit, there was a thick layer of dust on my sewing machine!

Four months!


Maggie loves tummy time. Her favorite thing is to gather up the blanket she's on, and chew on it. Yum.

Four months!
 
This past month has been quite the whirlwind. I started back at work about a month ago, which is challenging enough. But about a week ago, things got even more exciting - I accepted a new job! I have been working at my firm for ten years now, ever since I graduated from law school - ten happy years working with great attorneys and wonderful friends.  But it's time to move on. My new job as an in-house assistant city attorney will be challenging but more family-friendly: shorter days, great benefits, and no billable hour requirements.

I'm really excited! I start my new position in December.

Since July, I've had a second baby, put my first born in preschool (where he is doing great!), and applied for and got a new job (only the second position of my legal career). That's a lot of life change packed into a short period. My sewing machine - and this blog - have been a bit neglected. (I am also woefully behind in reading all of your blogs!) So it goes. Once things settle down a bit, I'm hoping this new opportunity will give me more time for sewing, blogging, and, most importantly, more time with these two.

Joe and Maggie
I think that's Halloween candy on Joe's face. Oops.

I think I need to frame this one to display on my new desk.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new job!
    Blogworld will still be here when you're ready and the real world is so much more important. However, I am glad you are still sharing photos of those gorgeous little ones. They look like such good mates.

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  2. Congrats! That is so exciting! I love these little updates and we will surely all be here whenever you get a chance to sew. You've got so much life to live blogging should be on the back burner. Here's hoping for more green lights and a smooth sail into your next position!

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  3. Congratulations! What an action-packed few months!

    You take such beautiful pictures of your precious kiddos. I wish I had such nice clear natural-looking photos of Rowan when he was a baby. And those pants are pretty great: definitely an indispensable pattern!

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    1. Thank you! My husband is a professional photographer, so he has given me lessons ... and let me borrow his insanely nice equipment. I'm still learning, but I have fun!

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  4. Wow, four months already!! So cute and that owl bum!! adorable! Congratulations on the new job! Very exciting, what a whirlwind few months you have had. My kiddos were never friends with red lights either, hopefully Miss Margaret learns to like the color red soon ;)

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  5. The owl bum is killing me! Congrats on the new job! That's an incredible amount of change in such a short period of time... thankfully they've all be changes for the good, but still a lot of adjustment. If something has to give, blogging is the best choice, you can pick it up again later and we will still be here. Your children are so gorgeous... I love seeing photos of them together!

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  6. Thanks everyone!! My head is spinning a bit, but I'm really happy and excited about this new chapter in my career.:-)

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  7. That is such fab news! Congratulations!
    And that owl bum - eeeek!

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  8. That first picture of Maggie is fantastic. What a beautiful little face!

    Congrats on everything in your life, you are such an inspiring person.

    Love you,
    Dad

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  9. First of all - congratulations on your new job! I hope this is fantastic move for you and your cute little family! And speaking of cute, look at those two adorable little kids of yours. They are simply precious! And the placement of that owl on the butt is perfect... Such cute little pants!

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  10. Aw, gorgeous photos of Maggie and I love the one of her and Joe together, it looks like he's a really proud big brother. That owl bum is adorable too! Congratulations on the new job - I'm really excited for you. There's nothing more important than time with your little ones.

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  11. congrats!! those kiddos are adorable as ever :) xo

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  12. cutest pants ever! man you rock those pants! congrats on the new job!

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