Archive for December, 2013


Today is the first day of knowing I’m pregnant that I’m absolutely exhausted and feel like I could burst into tears at any minute. (Admittedly, the first day I was late was a tough teary day as well, with family tension and David & Sarah’s goodbye dinner.) The shooting really took more out of me than I was expecting. And the thought of bring a baby into this world is terrifying. Just have to focus on bringing and keeping my stress down; creating as healthy of an environment as possible for my baby to grow in. (But that’s really tough today.)

My whole body is tense and stressed. It’s ready to run and jump into action. I’m having trouble de stressing even today. Stupid school shooting! Too close to home and affecting my girls and babies. Also brings back memories of Columbine. Thank God that only the shooter died and that there was only one injury. But on the other hand, it’s terrible that Colorado is so great at dealing with these types of tragedies. We do our drills and practices often enough. I much prefer when our state is in the national news for good. The scariest thing yesterday was our principal’s too calm voice announcing we were on lockdown. But our fabulous staff jumped right in and did what needed to be done. Now to get our minds back on the end of the semester. And I might just need to sleep the weekend away so I’m to at my best come Monday.

First Ultrasound!

We had our first ultrasound on Thursday. Wow! Pumpkin is so tiny, but right on track. Strong heartbeat. Measuring the correct size. Greg’s getting more excited.


While we were in the appointment, people kept texting me with Feast of Lights stuff. I should have just left my phone off and not have kept checking it. Then on to the last Feast of Lights dress rehearsal. Crazy day.

I Love My Job

I am so fortunate to work a job where:

1 – I’m comfortable telling my boss that I’m pregnant this early. She’s been fabulous about it.

2 – She reminds me and holds me to things that I should and shouldn’t be doing. (And won’t let me lift anything too heavy.)

3 – When we learned our last pregnant girl had her baby today, and the girls were saying that was it, and how weird it was to not have anyone around who’s pregnant, not a hint that she knew otherwise.

Appreciate you so much A!!