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Plugging along. 

Life is good. But I haven’t taken the time to write about it lately. I seem to start a post and then come back to it and so much has already changed. I sat down to write now and the latest unpublished post said “we’re almost crawling”. Ha! Crawling is mastered. P is now almost walking. He does pretty great just holding onto one hand and then bouncing. His world (and the stuff he can easily get into) has grown so much! He’s so happy-go-lucky. I’m so grateful he’s my son!

And our cousin has arrived both in the world and at our grandparents house. P’s not sure what to make of him, but with just a 10 month gap, they’ll hopefully be good friends in the future. 


Almost there…

We’re coming closer to the end of this pregnancy. 36 weeks today! For the last week or so, the pain in my pelvis has been growing steadily worse and worse. Ouch! As long as I don’t have to drag my body up or sit down, I can survive, but you can’t stay down forever, especially if you’re getting enough water in your system.

Today was my last day running sound at church for now. I’m taking 2-3 months off and we’ll see how I’m feeling and doing after that. I was asked last week if I could still handle it. Kind of wish I had said no because it was tough. Those stairs. Thankful for the fan and flexibility to sit however is comfortable vs. being limited by a pew. Definitely nice perks of the job.

The Nursery

The nursery is getting closer to being ready. Pumpkin’s crib is assembled and the changing table is moving in. Once school is out, I’m going to work on finishing our decorations. A dear friend is making a couple of mobiles to hang up. We’re doing a garden theme. So excited and getting more real each and day.

Mini Break

We took a little vacation before Pumpkin arrives. The in-laws have a time share near Winter Park. I’ve bee getting hot so easily and it’s been highs of around 30-45 here. So nice to cool down one last time before school is out. (Of course, it’s currently snowing in Denver too.) George wanted me to take the whole week, but with only 8 days left of school, 1 day off was all I felt I could afford. Despite the cold weather, we managed a brisk walk or two.


And the skies were beautiful when it wasn’t snowing or raining.


We rediscovered a coffee shop that we love. (The condo is near one of our favorite camping spots.)


No trip to Winter Park is complete without a stop at the Lewis Sweet Shop. Fried mushrooms and fried pickles were the perfect ending to a little break away.


We took our first trip to the zoo today. Pumpkin couldn’t see the animals for all the water.


S/he also slept the whole time. Next field trip with my class and Pumpkin will be 10 months and ready to see some animals.

Spicy Chocolate

This child of mine can not get enough heat. Or chocolate. These two foods have remained constant my entire pregnancy. So tonight, I made green beans with chipotle olive oil and chocolate balsamic vinegar. Seems to have hit the spot with both of us. Yum! Crazy baby. I find myself keeping chili chocolate next to my bed for a late night pick me up, and it always works. I keep waiting for heartburn to kick in, especially with all of the spice I continually pour in. But so far, I seem to be doing fine. Thank goodness, because everything is good with jalapeños.

Getting Closer!

Time is just flying. I feel like we still have so much to do before our little Pumpkin arrives. Only 3 months left. In some ways, I’ve barely began with preparations. Eek! And then work is so crazy. Life is crazy. George’s car broke down a few weeks ago, and between deciding what to do with it, and what kind of car we’re going to get, if we get one, it’s just adding to everything else. Thankfully George can catch a carpool nearby so I can drop him off on my way to work and keep the car for the various places I run during the day. But it’s still stressful trying to get ready at the same time in the morning. (Neither of us are morning people, so the stress of trying to be productive together that early is sometimes challenging.) And then the thought hits me – “soon you’ll be doing this with a baby as well”. That’s life. Big exciting changes are coming. I’m ready!