The following is a stream of consciousness about the upcoming arrival of our Baby Girl, and the possibility that it might just be time to start working from home until she gets here. See the rest of the content after the jump!
I’m reading The Martian in my spare time, and it inspires me to say that I’ve reached ‘critical mass.’ I’m officially at a point in my pregnancy that:
1. I’ve knocked stuff over because I misjudged the space I take up
2. My baby bump has surpassed my boobs 😛
3. If I stand up straight, I can’t see my feet…but I can confirm their presence if I just lean a bit 😉
Baby Girl is doing well, from what I can tell, and we’re starting in on the time where I’ll get a checkup every two weeks for a little while.
In other health and fitness news, today’s adventure is a mixed bag. I have The Blerch back on my desk reminding me to make healthy choices. To that end, I’m back to using my standing station. It’s great, but I need to get used to it again.
I’m in good company, though. I relocated in the office to a row where 3 other people are also using standing stations, so I’m inspired to use it more.
Lunch isn’t perfect, but it’s delicious and has way more vegetables, both in the salad and the egg rolls, than I would’ve had if I had gotten my usual turkey burger and fries. I’ll count it as a win.
In terms of non-physical health, I’m concerned about the widespread computer glitches this morning, but this blog isn’t the pace to get into it.
Woosah, and carry on.
As the past couple of months have not been very exciting, I’ve taken to microblogging on Facebook and sharing my photos there. And why shouldn’t I, after all, since most of my readers are my friends as well 🙂
Today is my brother’s 23rd birthday and he’s entering his new year as an engaged man! The woman that he loves has stolen the hearts of every member of my family and I am *so* looking forward to calling her sister-in-law. The two of them together just embody hard work, determination, financial savvy, and a heavy dose of love, silliness, light-hearted fun, and generosity.
My sister and her husband recently acquired a dog, I swear that they couldn’t be happier. Although Darwin gave me a taste of just how much work dogs can be, it seems like he’s actually a good boy and a great fit for the family. They have news of their own, but it’s not ‘facebook official’ quite yet, so I won’t be sharing it here. We have friends in common, after all.
Jeff and I went ‘facebook official’ with our own news last weekend. Part of why things have been so mum around here is because I’ve been sitting on my hands lest I write something too telling* or let the secret out too soon. We started letting the news out with a trickle.. first Jeff’s brother, then my parents, his parents, my siblings, his best friend, then mine.. and now the floodgates are open and we made the
scary, nerve wracking, world-shifting, exciting announcement that we’re expecting again. Our little rainbow-baby is due at the end of September. We managed to wait ~13 weeks this time before spilling the news. Now we’re giddy, anxious, and excited.
I think that one of the funnest things to come of this development is that Jeff has taken to practicing his dad jokes. One of my favorites that he came up with has to do with who is the best at hiding, and the response (while pointing to himself) is disguise (pronounced: “this guy”).
There have been a lot of changes on the fitness front, as well, ones that I hope to catalogue as time goes on. I am really interested in getting back into blogging, and so I will queue up the next post to talk about some of those changes.
The Doctor: People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.
[spoiler] If you are sensitive to the subject of miscarriage, for your own sake, read no further.
Gotta dash. Things happening. Well, four things. Well, four things and a lizard.