Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dr. Hall

 Us four years ago. We looked like kids. Now we have kids.

 After sitting still for two hours, Theo got Jon's cap, never let it go, and refused any command an adult gave him thereafter.

 The closest we got to a family picture.

Friends! And if Jon looks short, it's because Theo still has his cap (mostly). And if I look tired, it's because I am so, so tired.

I almost can't believe it, but after four long years Jon is finally done with school! On June 15th he became an official doctor (cause dentists are doctors too! I make too many of those jokes). I have to admit that I was more emotional for this event than for the birth of my most recent child. (But I could also blame the emotion on being one week postpartum.) I am so proud of every thing that Jon has accomplished--all the long hours and stress and hard work and dirty teeth scraped. It has been an epic journey, and even though he feels that he somehow luckily finished, I know he deserves every strand on that tassel that we paid six figures for. We have met some great people and have gotten to know this city very well over four years--maybe we will be back, but if not we will be frequent visitors. I have really loved this part of our lives and will never forget it!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Margot Geraldine Hall

 Just for fun--me at 40 weeks with Margot...

 And 40 weeks with Theo.  (That pose was first struck to minimize my double chin, that was the only thing I was thinking about at that moment)

Margot Geraldine Hall has arrived! She was born June 7, 2012 at 5:20 am, weighing 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Now she is three weeks old and we can't imagine life without her.

Margot was due on June first and for some reason the combination of Jon's board exams a week earlier and the fact that everyone who was pregnant around me seemed to have their babies already made me feel anxious for her to come. I started acupuncture treatments the day after my due date, and I felt so good and normal I feared she may stay in there forever. Acupuncture was interesting--something I had never done before. Whatever it did or didn't do, it was the most relaxing hour or two of my day where I could just unwind and sleep, especially two days before I went into labor when Theo split his chin open playing in our jogging stroller.