Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mr. Mom

It’s funny how things happen in life. The other night I came home from “a long day at the office” and walked in to find Joe sitting in the rocker feeding Ella. This is the typical image at the end of the day, so at first I didn’t think much of it. As I went into the kitchen to put away the stuff from my lunch, I turned and looked at Joe feeding Ella and burst into laughter. What a role reversal! Joe and I are pretty traditional…ok, so we’re VERY traditional. So the idea that we are living this non-traditional life is pretty funny to me. I never thought that my husband would be the one home with the kids while I went out and earned a living. It’s working out well and I am so proud of how well Joe has made the transition. He does a great job with Ella, besides the fact that when I come home Ella is wearing either a) her pajamas that I put her in the night before, or b) her Mets outfit (thanks Darla). If I were at home she’d have a cute outfit on every day! It’s no secret that I’d love to be home with her, playing, rocking, and kissing her chubby cheeks. But, Joe always says that we have to deal with where we are, not where we want to be. So for now, he will stay home with Ella while I work. When he graduates from law school all of that will change! Stay tuned.

Last night Ella and I were playing and she was doing her tummy time. She is getting a very strong neck! So while we’re playing, she starts to roll over. The next thing I know she’s on her back. I, of course, was so excited! Luckily I got the whole thing on video and it’s posted under Ella’s play time videos. There is also a video of her in her Mets outfit playing (under “Ella in her Mets outfit”). Isn’t she so cute!


Darla said...

I'm honored to have purchased perhaps the greatest baby gift of all time! :-) Too bad for you, Joe, that the Nats have the Mets number at Shea! :)

Love y'all and can't wait to see you all soon!

Jean said...

Thanks so much for the pictures of Joella and the information about EB. She looks great and reminds me of Katie. I pray everyday for the three of you. Joella will sleep through the night so you can get your rest Katie and for Joe to be able to study during the day as well as take care of Joella. As Joe stated,"We do what we have to do now and one day you will be able to stay home" It will all work out and I am sure she will be able to do many wonderful things in her life as well as be a witness to all she meets. I love all three of you. Give her a hug and kiss for me. Much love, Jean Brown