One of the reasons I haven't posted much lately, apart from work and a baby who doesn't like napping, is because I've been trying hard to come up with a post topic that isn't baby-centric. And I honestly haven't been able to. I promise, I'm still my own person, but it seems like everything I do, with the exception of going to work, centers around Elijah. Not that that's a bad thing.
Earlier this week, my laptop's hard drive crashed, taking all of our pictures and all of my writing with it. Nathan rushed it to his good friend A., who is very handy with things like that, and I was told the information is still there, it is just inaccessible at this point. For a day or two Nathan and I shared his computer, which is never a good idea, trust me, there's a reason we have two computers. A. took the bad hard drive out and installed a fresh clean one and sent the computer back. So, we have to look into finding a data recovery service that isn't horribly expensive.
I'm never any good at cooking in the summer time. I like heavy rich foods, and I'm not overly fond of vegetables. I can never come up with any light recipes that sound good. I usually just resort to making the heavier foods in the crock pot so I don't overheat the house.
Elijah's first real baby food was carrots. He was undecided about them at first, but eventually got to the point where I couldn't get the spoon to his mouth fast enough. Today we started him on peas. He had no problems with peas, which was surprising to me, I have always thought of peas as an acquired taste.
My brother and sisters and their families are coming home this weekend! Unfortunately, I won't get to see Elizabeth because she's only going to be at the big family gathering tomorrow, which I have to miss. But Nate and his family and Anne are both going to be in town for several days! I'm very excited about this. Mom even has some free passes to the Shedd Aquarium so Anne and I are going to take Elijah downtown on one of my days off.
We only have one month left to go before the adoption should be finalized! I'm sure we'll have some kind of party.
I know I talk about Elijah not napping, but I took this picture earlier this week during one of our morning naps, which have been getting shorter and shorter. It's one of my new favorite pictures.
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