Aquarium, babies, and Hawaii??

Last weekend our friends Jol and Lee came to visit.  It was really fun.  The best 2 things were the Braves game-which we won and I got to drink beer…mmm…beer.  The other best thing was going to the aquarium.  We used the baby backpack for the first time and it was SO convenient.  No worrying about stairs, you could navigate crowds easily, you didn’t have to park the stroller outside exhibits, and Ona loved it…she peed in it, which my friend Katie says is a sign of affection:)


It was super cute b/c this time Ona was much more aware of the aquarium.  Looking at the fish, smiling, and interactive.  It makes me so happy to see her so happy.



Eric and I are very excited because several of our friends are expecting.  It’s cool b/c our kids will be around the same ages and can play.  It’s also interesting to see how other people do things and learn from them.  Today is Colleen Wessell-McCoy’s baby shower.  She’s about 8 months prego and looks so healthy and cute!  Looking at her makes me forget the scary times of being pregnant and having Ona so early and just remember the 5-6 weeks of feeling so healthy and happy.

This October I turn 30 and Eric and I have been talking about going to Hawaii and leaving Ona with family here.  Last night we did a kind of test run leaving her at my folks to them to put down while we got down at ribfest.  She typically starts going to bed at 7 and is asleep by 730.  Let’s just say she was still awake at 930!  It makes me super anxious about leaving her.  I know she’d be in good hands, but maybe we should take her….then she’d have to endure the long plane trip.  Maybe we should just wait until she’s older?

My friend Lauren told me her folks went to Hawaii for 5 days when she was 7 and her brother was 5.  Apparently, her mom cried when she left and made them come home 2 days early.  I can definitely see myself doing something like that.


Ona is growing. She’s up to 16 lbs and is now in the 25th percentile weight wise, non-adjusted. At her 1 month we were at the 3rd percentile for weight. She’s crawling and building speed. Milli and her have an interesting relationship. Ona LOVES Milli and will do anything to play with her. Milli will get close enough for one or two pets before cozying (is that a word??) down just out of arms reach. Now that Ona is more mobile, Milli is getting more exercise:)Here’s a picture of Milli trying to get in the playpen to play:


Here’s a picture of Milli in her summer cut. This is just prior to the first and only time so far Milli batted and hissed at Ona…with good reason. Ona grabbed her tail and wouldn’t let go. BTW, this is Milli’s spot…right by the vent:


The weather is so nice lately. Above are some pictures before a big walk and day outside. We don’t have too long before it’ll be TOO HOT to enjoy the outdoors:( Stupid hot ‘lanta.Today was my first Mother’s Day. It was really special. Ona got me a new running hat, Eric a yoga mat bag and Milli got me a I-tunes card:) Eric made chocolate chip waffles for breakfast. Mmm. I got so many happy texts, emails, and cards. I even got a text from my friend Zai from grad school. A good day:)In the morning, Eric found a baby owl in our driveway. It was about the size of my two fists put together. After consulting Josh-the nature expert and Mama Donna-the animal expert, we took it to the Chattahoochee (how the heck do you spell that??) Nature Center to get checked out. It was an Eastern Screech Owl. Apparently, it wasn’t injured and they instructed us to put it back outside at night so it’s mom would come find it. Eric put it next to the house in a safe place. When I put Ona down for bed, I heard it outside calling for it’s mommy.


[from Eric] Here is a video of Ona on the bed in the hotel last week. If you get bored, move to the end, it’s got a funny Ona style ending.