Whew - yesterday's post was kind of a downer, huh? Thank you for all the wonderful and supportive comments. I sometimes question my right to be sad about anything, given the two wonderful children we have. It was nice to find so much understanding in the comments section - I really like you guys! And it is good to know that our child-bearing status is "out there" so, if I get to feeling weepy about it in the future I can talk about it without having to explain everything. (But this doesn't mean I won't be answering Swistle's question about baby names we might have considered for other children, because naming children is fun, especially on a day when you aren't sad about not having more of them!)
So this blog is 500 posts old today - sometime back in October was the third blogiversary of Midwest Mom, which is mind-boggling, if only to me.
This weekend Michael turned 8 months old. Yikes! Here are his 8 month photos (you can revisit the 7 month ones here):
Back when I was worried I'd run out of things to write, one of the questions Tracy asked was about Harper's current career aspirations. We discussed this as I was putting her to bed tonight and here, in no particular order, are the things Harper would like to be when she grows up and what she said about them:
- mermaid ("You can come visit me in the ocean, Mom.")
- pediatrician ("You know, a doctor for kids.")
- veterinarian ("So I can check on people's pets.")
- swimming lessons teacher
- physical therapist ("So I can help babies to do some exercise.")
(She pronounces it physical ferapist - hilarious!)
- Old McDonald's worker ("Because I would sell people happy meals.")
- angel ("So I could look into some people's windows for God.")
Oh how I wish I had tape recorded that conversation!