So I know it’s been awhile again. I wish I had some big explanation other than I’m just busy, and blogging, while on my mind, isn’t a top priority. I need to change that.
Since I posted last, we’ve seen a change in season, a change in jobs, saw some friends get married (where I was able to practice some photography, something I haven’t really done in months!), a new focus on rooms, and a new focus on enjoying our last bit of time together before our two goes to three. I sit here and get overwhelmed thinking about the fact that we’re about three and a half months out – and one of those months will be filled with holiday cheer, family and friends. My goal, when S and I first found out we were expecting, was to have everything put together by Thanksgiving. I’m excited to say that I think it will be done, but we still have a long way to go (which includes the application of 200+ vinyl leaves in the nursery… surely I thought this was a good idea at some point).
Here’s an updated picture, me at 24 weeks (and you can see a hint of the tree in the background that is pretty bare at this point):
I guess I should also mention that the little one is a baby girl. I’ll be honest – I was hoping all along for a little girl. I’ve never been around little boys (especially newborns) for extended periods of time, and I felt that I would know “what to do” with a little girl. On the day of our ultrasound, I spent the morning reading up on how to avoid gender disappointment, because I just knew that with everyone else I know having boys, I would be joining that team too.
If you asked me honestly if we’d be where we are today, I probably would’ve said no. The plan was enjoying our time together, remaining status quo in our jobs, and hoping to be pregnant by now… but being nearly 6 months along has really changed things.
In the middle of July, I was offered the opportunity to start full time with the group I started part time with in January. It was a fantastic move for me and S, as I became more pleasant to be around and felt that my job was actually going to impact someone. I now work for a program that encourages hands-on data collection on an international level for kids in grades K-12. I get to meet people and get involved with really cool non-profit programs, and know that I’m helping cultivate an interest in science for so many kids around the world.
Not long after I made the switch on August 8, S ran into some really hard times with his job. He started developing migraine headaches, and was glued to his phone/computer 24/7. The second part is acceptable for a start up, but the first was not. When we went away on what was supposed to be vacation to visit S’s dad and he was working for most of the time we were there, he realized he needed to put feelers out, because he couldn’t be away from his family. Someone, somewhere, was looking out for us, and S applied for a job, had an interview a week later, and was offered the position two days later. This switch, while completely out of the blue, is something that will benefit us in so many ways. Benefits aside, it’s a company that truly cares about their employees, and it’s so nice to see S flourish already in this new position.
Life here, while incredibly hectic, has been bountiful with all of our blessings lately… new, fantastic jobs, a healthy (so far) pregnancy, and a healthy little one moving around as I type. I am consciously going to make an effort to start blogging again, so that family and friends can keep up with us, especially since I’m trying not to be an over-sharer on Facebook.
So in the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging about our friends wedding (and showing off just a little bit, because I was so happy with the way some of the photos turned out) and starting to bring in some design things – both baby and non-baby things.
Thanks again for sticking around – you all are the best!