Even though I’ve been silent here for an entire month due to sheer lack of mental capacity, life has been rolling ever forward. I didn’t really intend to disappear into the ether of the interwebs, it just kind of happened. Thank you for the sweet emails, tweets, and facebook messages. They made me feel so loved as I took the undefined breathing room I needed. Here are some snippets from lately:
I heard the baby’s heartbeat yesterday afternoon. I also heard the blips on the doppler as she/he wiggled and kicked. So precious.
The trusses and building materials for adding the second story to our flip house are arriving today. It’s game on this weekend.
DanO and I slipped away to Birmingham, Alabama for the weekend last week. We doled the boys out to family for three days and stole away into the night. It was an amazing, warm trip full of rest, friends, and great conversations. We also broke the bed in our friends’ guest house. O, yes we did. ::wink::
Pregnancy emotionally drains me. Or maybe it was the 5th and 6th months of winter that did me in? I all but gave up on life in mid April when that umpteenth snowfall came and there was no hope of spring on the horizon. It was a perfect storm of hormones and lack of vitamin D and cabin-fevered toddlers. (The last-minute trip to the south is making more sense now, isn’t it?)
OBrother turns two in a week and a half. This would be shocking, but I’m starting to realize that these birthday things just keep happening.
I am 16 something weeks along and coffee is bearable to me again, Praise God. I also don’t fall asleep at the drop of a hat or throw up in the church parking lot anymore. All hail the second trimester!
I never really wrote about the half marathon I ran at the end of March. It was an incredible experience and I hope I take the time and brain power to tell the whole story soon. Mostly I want to say that it was my second half marathon but the first one I had ever run the whole time. I still blush a little when I think about how proud I feel.
I’ve been making this chocolate chip cookie recipe on the regular. Chewiest, best cookies ever.
DanO just keeps chugging along. He is passionate about his 9-5 (6:30-3:30) job and then for a break he works on the investment property, which our boys call “the green house”. In his leisure time, he finishes up odd jobs around our house like replacing the front door or installing more child locks on things (see: almost two-year-old).
This post is reflective of my mind lately. Sporadic and filled-to-the-brim and also simultaneously being eaten by the baby in my belly. No joke, this has been the worst ‘baby brain’ of all of them. I can hardly finish a.
See what I did there?
It’s good to be back. I missed you guys.