Monday, August 18, 2008

JCRMA Welcome Lunch at Cobb Lane

Katie, Ginger, me, Robin and Meredith
Robin- due Sept 30 and Meredith due in January

me and Robin (she's Asst. Recruitment chair)

Nicole (she's an identical twin too), Emily, Katie-Girl's Night Out Chair and me

Katie, Lindsey, Kristen, Christy, Ginger

I made everyone stand up and introduce themselves. :)

Katie, Sarah, Jennifer, Erin, Brittnie, Nicole, Emily- fixin' to eat!

Jamie-due next month, and Katie due in March. There's something in the water in B'ham!

Cary Cherry-the only one smiling at her! She's due Oct. 3.

Rick Sizemore, with The Paragon Ins. Group. He sponsored our event. He had a 5 minute presentation on why our husbands need disability insurance NOW!!! Hopefully we can send him some business from this.
Ginger-she's Fundraising/Charity chair and Kyle- she's Recruitment Chair

That's me. I was so nervous about talking in front of everyone...but I did do okay. I did start to choke up when I told the group how these girls were like my family. I WAS going to tell everyone how they supported me when I had Bailey, but I was too emotional and didn't want to break down in front of everyone. This group is my family here!

Kim-she has twin girls,so cute. Anne Knox, she's a dentist from Murray, KY. Lissette...she's fron New Orleans and has the best accent ever! :)
Katie and BFF!

Everyone coming in and mingling

Signing in and getting name tags.
Yesterday we had our JCRMA welcome lunch at Cobb Lane restaurant in downtown Birmingham. JCRMA stands for Jefferson Co. Residents' Medical Alliance. We're basically a doctor's wives club. Somehow I got the position as president of this group...but it's working out well. We had about 45 people at the luncheon and there were about 20 or so new faces. Throughout the month we have play bunco, have girls night out, mom and children play groups, and we even do chairty work. It's just an organization where we support each other because this is not an easy time in our lives. All of our husband's are either residents or med students and we're often left alone and have no family around. This has become my family and I love these girls! I am so blessed to have so many great friends and such a great support group.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

11 weeks old

My pretty little angel!
Her afternoon nap spot.
Silly girl. I can usually get her to laugh in the mornings.

Cheese mommy!

Stretch a mile!

Oh mom, it's too early for pictures!

Here it comes....that colicky time of night!
Life is getting easier with Miss Bailey! She's doing pretty good at night...only waking about 2 or 3 times to feed...sometimes just once! During the day she usually takes a nap on her belly from 10:30 to 12:30 (if I'm lucky). In the afternoons she usually sleeps for another hour or two in her swing, but we don't have a time down yet.
She is growing every day and is developing little fat rolls! Michael and I are adjusting a whole lot better these days. I think it was so difficult at first because of everything we went through. Looking back I just wasn't prepared or ready for her arrival...didn't expect her to arrive 6 weeks early...didn't have her room ready...didn't have time to nest.... But, as my mom has said many times, "That's just tough!" And she's right...we're finally accepting and adapting to our new and wonderful life with our daughter and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! We love Bailey more and more every day and I can't imagine life without her.