Also, Ayla got her first round of shots and did surprisingly well. She let out a little yelp when the needle stuck, but did not wail or hardly cry (both times). This was good timing because as of last week, Whooping Cough was declared an epidemic in California and infants are especially vulnerable. Immunizations PEOPLE!!!!
Next week I will slowly start back to work. I am both excited and apprehensive about returning to work. I am excited because I can already feel my brain starting to atrophy. In fact, I listen to NPR podcasts so I have something other than baby-stuff and dayt-time TV to talk to Bob about when he comes home (Although, I think I have been forever turned a "View from the Bay" fan). And I'm apprehensive because I don't know how I'll fit everything I need, and more importantly WANT, to do into a 24 hour period. HA! I bet you thought I was going to say apprehensive about leaving Ayla! I still have another month to worry about that.
That's because, if you don't know, I mostly work from our home office (which has been reduced to a desk in our living room) and Ayla will actually still be at home with me until she is 3 months old. My manager is aware of this too. That's when she'll enter daycare - Spanish immersion daycare. Yes, her care givers will only speak in Spanish - ALL the time. I am both excited and worried about this. Actually I don't know why I'm worried. Lily, our cleaning lady, and Ayla are mutually enamored with each other. Lily loves to hold Ayla and Ayla is in wonderment of sweet Lily and her language. Maybe I'm worried because I can only ask "where is the library" or say "the cat is very large" in Spanish. The daycare is within walking distance of our house and right next to the light rail so Bob can drop her on his way to work and I can walk to pick her up.
We will be heading to the beach for the 4th of July so I know we'll have many many pictures to share from that! Until then some video I shot today with Bob's Father's Day prez: The super tiny Flip HD Video Camera. So if you've got HD TV... I'm sure the thing you're dying for is some baby movies to show on it... Am I right or what?!
Well, you're off the hook! I just tried to upload the HD movie and apparently it's too much memory for YouTube (all 3 minutes of it). Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? I post more video there than I do on the blog. And if you're REALLY bored: my Work YouTube Channel. <-- This link is a quick preview of some of my products for my family members who continually ask me what my job is not understanding how I work from home. ANYWAY, until we find an online HD solution, I guess all you Ayla fans will just have to do with regular ol' internet quality video *sigh* LOL
The first min is especially funny because Ayla is interacting with herself in the mirror, and the rest of the video is for die-hard fans, you know who you are! You have to be, in order to sit through all 3 mins :-) It's more of Ayla and "The Tree". Ayla's changing table is under our bedroom window which is hilarious because it stares right at a big tree and she can just lay there forever and stare and talk to herself <- which is how I get things done in the morning!!
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's that that baby that I see?
What do you know? It's ME! Ayla Jeanne.
Other quick iPhone snaps from today:
Look how strong my neck is!