Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Playing Catch Up

So, big things for the Zollinger family lately. But I obviously haven't been blogging about any of them. I have lots of good excuses though.

First of all, we moved from Philadelphia to Jacksonville, and one of the things that we lost in the move was my laptop charger cord. Not that it really mattered anyway, because right before we moved my laptop decided the internet was bad and it wasn't going to get on there anymore, nope. So I've just been floating around in an internetless abyss for the last few weeks. Oh, yeah, I've had the iPad and my phone, but I hate blogging on those.

Besides the things we're missing ("Uh, where's that one lighthouse picture, Greg?" "Not sure. Where's the dustbuster cord?" "No idea...") the move went good. So now we're back in Florida. We couldn't be happier about it. Greg is back in YM and I'm back in the primary presidency, and that's so fun for us. Sometimes it feels like we never left, except this time we get to introduce Brynn to all that Florida has to offer.

We bought Brynn a raincoat, because hello, it's Florida. So here she is flapping her wings: 

That's the other big thing for the Zollinger family. Brynn is 10 months old! Well, now almost closer to 11. She finally has 2 teeth! Her hair is long enough for darling little ponytails. Seriously, I can't even handle the cuteness. 

It's also pretty awesome when we take the ponytails out at the end of the day. It's like unicorn meets Gerber baby. 

I can't believe how big she's getting, and that her one year birthday is coming right up. Brynn is finally drinking well out of a cup, which means I've sort of starting weaning her. While I know it's not the right move for everybody, I can't express how grateful I am that I've been able to nurse her this long. I was scared before she was born that I wouldn't be able. Infertility has never made me dislike my body, and I mean that. But women with PCOS tend to struggle with supply issues. I wanted to have the breastfeeding experience with Brynn, and it's great I've been able to have that. Sometimes I want to be done, but usually I think that finishing with nursing will break my heart. We'll just have to see how it goes. 

Other milestones...she now dances every time music is playing by bouncing up and down. No walking yet, but she still manages to get into everything by being the fastest little crawler out there. She says "Meh," "Baa," and "Yeah!" and that's pretty much it. She says Yeah to everything though, so I'm not sure she means it. Me: Did you have a good nap? B: Yeah! Me: Do you want to eat lunch? B: Yeah! Me: Brynn, where are you going? B: Yeah! Me: Don't play in the toilet! Brynn: Yeah! 

You get the picture. 

Eating blackberries: 

We love our Sweetums McGee (no idea where that nickname came from) and we're so happy to have her in our home. And we're happy to be back in Florida. Happiness all around.