- Jack is now 5-years-old with a little less than 5 months to go until kindergarten! His current obsessions include all things repitilian or prehistoric, cooking shows (The Great British Baking Show and Chopped are the top faves), and training in the Jedi arts.
- Speaking of things happening in a little less than 5 months, Baby Maslin #2 is on the way with an estimated due date at the end of June! At 20 weeks into this pregnancy, I am feeling pretty great (with the exception of a minor head cold at the moment) and I really can't complain. For those wondering about the gender, we're keeping this one a surprise! Secrets have never been my thing. I am a notorious Christmas present snoop and I like to know everything at pretty much the moment it happens, so this is a giant test of my patience. I'm already dying of curiosity, but trying to distract myself with other matters...
- ...such as, our new house! At the end of the school year we're headed back down to southern Maryland. It will be an exciting, albeit scary, change. Although it will be full of opportunities to spend more time on the water and be close to family, I'm committed to
- TC is doing amazingly well in all regards. He is working full-time, has been seizure-free for more than a year and a half now, and recently tried his hand (OK, feet) at running again. In a few more weeks, he'll meet another milestone: driving again! It's been a long 3.5 years behind the driver's wheel, so while I'm incredibly nervous about this change, I can appreciate how much it means to TC and how much it will benefit us all.
New Year's resolutions don't seem so necessary in a year where there is an abundance to celebrate and enjoy, so instead I'm trying to fill these remaining baby-free weeks with lots of reading, writing, Jack-time, and yoga. Life is so very good at the moment and hopefully there will be more to share here!
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff
The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander
We are Called to Rise by Laura McBride
When Breath Becomes Air * by Paul Kalanithi
*Cannot recommend highly enough! A beautiful read!