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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

...and baby makes three

This morning I saw the most beautiful thing I think I've ever seen in my entire life.  My little baby's heartbeat flickering on the ultrasound screen.  I cried.  I made the ultrasound tech cry.  Then I left (with my pictures!) and cried some more.  I'll be 7 weeks tomorrow.

I've been MIA lately, not because I don't have a lot to write about.  Obviously I do.  But I couldn't write about what I wanted to write about and that left me feeling like I had nothing to write about!

I'm just so thankful to God for giving us this precious gift.  I'm also so thankful to all of my family and friends who have been praying for us.  Please don't stop your prayers!  I definitely need prayers for a healthy baby!

Did I mention I've been as sick as the proverbial dog?  Yeah.  Can't wait for the second trimester already!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Lessons Learned

I learned some things on our last vacation.

First and arguably foremost is this: GPS is a wonderful tool.  Unless you're driving into New York City.  Through tunnels.  Under 5 layers of bridges.  GPS (at least my GPS) doesn't handle that well.  It gets a little confused.  Then the GPS handler (read: me) takes on major attitude from the car handler (read: John).  GPS is great, but next time we'll be printing out the directions as well.

I also learned that Canadians aren't as rude as you all make them out to be.  Kidding!!  What I really mean to say is...all the people we met in Canada were super nice!  And Canada sure is a pretty place.

I relearned what I relearn every vacation with John: we are complete opposites as far as sleep/wake schedules go.  I am so used to going to bed at a (semi) decent hour and getting up (very) early for work.  John is used to working odd hours, many times overnight.  He likes to stay up really late and sleep in.  So by 11pm on the cruise, I was ready to turn in.  And he would have slept till noon if I didn't wake him!  It's okay, we make it work.  :)

Another lesson learned was that I will never play ping pong or chess with my husband again.  I will lose every time, and he will continue to remind me of it for years to come.  (Miniature golf, on the other hand, is my forte.  I beat him at battleship, too.)

I learned that even on a ship filled with almost 5,000 people:
  • you can always find a lull in the burrito bar line
  • you will see the hairy chest contest winner at least twice a day
  • ice cream (somehow) never runs out
  • you'll always find someone (annoying) who reminds you of someone at home
  • there's never a shortage of chocolate melting cakes
  • you can feel as if it's just you and your husband on a romantic getaway
And I learned that getting back into real life pretty much sucks.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

stream of conciousness

I haven't posted in forever.  I've had a really bad cold and it has zapped every last bit of energy I have.  Thankfully, I'm on the tail end of it now.  Summer colds really stink.  I'll have pictures soon from the cruise.  I promise.  I've felt so miserable I haven't even touched any of the pictures yet.  Maybe tonight.  )Cruise was great, by the way.)

I'm so grateful to have a high efficeincy washing machine that allows me to shower while doing laundry.  It uses such a small amount of water, I hardly notice the pressure change.

I'm also so grateful to have a husband who takes care of things around the house that are technically my chores.  Especially when I have a cold and only want to sleep.  (But can't because I'm coughing so much.)

I'm extremely grateful for the slice of bacon and pepperoni pizza I'm bringing to work for lunch today.  That may just be the highlight of my day...

It's been hard getting back into the swing of real life.  Especially when I can't breathe and my throat hurts...did I mention my horrid cold?? 

Okay, time for work.