2 months

Greta turned two months last week, but had her appointment today.  It was very obvious to us that she is a growing girl…but here is the breakdown. Length: 24.75 inches 97% Weight: 12 lbs 14 oz 90% Head Circ: 15.1 in She got her shots.  I felt horrible.  I have been nervous for days.  I could barely look her in the eyes because she had no idea what was coming and I knew but couldn’t tell her.  She cried, of course.  But calmed down when I picked her up–that made me feel like a real mom.

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It’s uncanny. IT’S UNCANNY

Everywhere I go, I get comments about how much Greta and I look alike. Last night, she was sitting on Chris’s lap and the resemblance was astounding in my opinion. Also last night, during “tummy time” she rolled from her stomach to her back. Where was the video camera during THAT? We screamed and sang her praises for a solid three minutes.

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Sister Bradley-Marcum-Mom

Two years ago at this time, I was on a mission. In fact, I didn’t get home from my mission until July of 2008. On the way home last night from a big Marcum family Easter dinner (fabulous), Chris and I were talking about how much life has changed. I am sure most new parents have this conversation. In the last not-quite-two-years, I got home from my mission. Got married. We have moved three times. We finished up school and finished up Rexburg. My husband has a career…we live in Utah…we have a BABY. She’s almost two months old. This is life. My life is happening. My mind needs to catch up with my life. Some weeks I still feel entitled to a P-day and moms don’t get preparation days. I have the best life. I truly believe that. Greta is such a good girl. She is sleeping so well…

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Weighing In

This month has been full of cauliflower disguised as mashed potatoes, spaghetti squash subbing for pasta, and our new grill got plenty of delicious action. We developed a new love for black beans and fresh tomatoes and avocados. Asparagus never tasted so good. Chris couldn’t have another salad for lunch after the first week, but I am still a sucker for spinach. It’s been a tasty 3 weeks, but less than perfect–especially when you add in the caramel corn we HAD TO HAVE (twice) and the two times we went out to eat and splurged and the birthday cake we ate for Greta. I have learned you have to let yourself have a treat if you feel like you need it, or you’ll go crazy and one day you might eat an entire jar of peanut butter. (That really happened to a lady from my mission who was dieting…she called…

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