I earned my Master of Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah earlier this month. I didn't walk because I had things to do at work and didn't defend until a week after commencement. The defense went really well, though, and I had nothing to worry about.
The best part about having my Master degree is coming home after work, burying my face in my baby's hair and having nothing due the next day.
I celebrated my first Mother's Day last Sunday and felt pretty special with a handmade apron that our friends the Chaffee family helped Essie make for me. It was adorable with Essie's footprints for butterfly wings:
Speaking of my baby, she is more than 5 months old!
Milestones: Es likes to jump. She thinks jumping on my lap is the best thing in the world. She is also happy during tummy time, finally. She can drink from cups and just loves it. The only problem is she thinks all cups and bowls are hers to drink from. She's learning to sit up on her own pretty well but her legs are so little they don't provide her much balance. We're starting to look forward to oatmeal cereal soon and veggies but breastfeeding is still going really well.
At her 4 month doctor appointment these were her stats:
10 lb. 11 oz (2nd percentile)
23 inches long (8th percentile)
38.8 cm head circumference (5th percentile)
Daddy loves: Her big gummy smile, her personality shining through
Mommy loves: Her "swimmy" legs, her shy face (when she buries her face in my shoulder as strangers greet her at the grocery store), her little kissies
Doggies love: Sleeping on her clothes
Esme loves: Playing on the floor, naps (she's a perfect baby), bathtime, being outside, going for walks, drinking from cups
We're looking forward to a long weekend trip to Fishlake soon!