Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Once more unto the breach, dear friends

I’m pregnant. Due November 2. Give or take a little.

I am ecstatic to report that pregnancy has been much easier this time around. Last go around, early pregnant life consisted of collapsing on the couch after work and trying to keep down a tiny bowl of mashed potatoes while watching “So You Think You Can Dance.” This time around, I am morning sickness free. The only physical signs of my pregnancy are the fact I get tired easily, and the fact that everything from breast cancer commercials to Orianthi’s guitar riffs move me to tears. I wish I was exaggerating about the guitar riffs, but there it is.

I have to admit I’m very nervous. Some days I feel like I don’t know how to take care of one child, let alone two. Maybe they’ll take care of each other? But I’m very excited that Emily will have a playmate, and I’m enjoying learning about this new little person that I’ll be hanging out with over the years. Wish me luck!

P.S. Awesome points go to whoever can identify where the quote in my title came from.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

This one's for you, mom

My mom chastised me (lovingly) tonight for my two week blogging hiatus, and reminded me that many of you would be every bit as happy with a cute Emily picture as my deep thoughts. So because my thoughtful writings haven't been turning out recently, here is a pictorial representation of recent life that also happens to feature an incredibly sweet baby.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

College Friends

This Saturday, I was happily able to take a break from unpacking to meet up with Sarah, my good friend from college, at the DC temple. It was wonderful to see her and reminisce. There's something special about college friends. Life changes, and the roles you take on change, but they knew you before you were anyone's wife or mother, and after you were primarily identified as someone's child. They shared that utterly self-defining time of growing into adulthood with you. I'm so grateful so many of them are still a part of my life.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Settling In

I've been neglecting my blog because, let's face it, when I'm faced with the choice between locating my can opener and writing about trying to find my can opener, I'm just going to unpack. But I just wanted to report that we love our new place, and we're getting things more operational day by day. So before I return to the unpacking fray, here are each of our favorite things about our new place:

The stairs. Oh, how she loves the stairs. Our little apartment didn't have any, and I think she would spend her entire day climbing them if we let her. Once I've located our camera, I'll upload a video of her giggling her way up them.

Getting a lot more space without adding very much time to his commute.

The kitchen. Life is magical now that we have a dishwasher that actually washes dishes (so this is how people actually stay on top of their dishes). I have so much counter space that I haven't been slowed down at all by the packing boxes on top of them, and so much cabinet space that some of them are currently empty. Yum.