Since we just moved into a new house, we asked two of the priests from our church (Fr. John and Fr. Nate) to come over and bless it.
They came over tonight, and it was a blast. We chatted for a while, showed them our wedding album (Fr. John had officiated our wedding), then they blessed each room in our house. Then we asked them how much in advance we needed to book baptisms. They were very surprised and very excited! I think that was a cool way to tell them, don't you?
After that, we went out to dinner. Probably two of the coolest people I know.
It's way too early to know how this pregnancy is going to affect me in the long run, but I wish I had a crystal ball or something.
I have to think hard about what I'll be doing this summer. I have a couple options for jobs, but I just don't know how I'll be feeling at that time. The time in question is from about 24 weeks to 33 weeks.
I know people who have been active and followed their normal routines up to the week they gave birth, and then there are others who were on bedrest for the last two months.
I hate that I have to decide so soon, especially since my body will change so much between now and then.
I'm going to meet with someone about one of the jobs, and I'll explain at that time about the pregnancy. We'll see what happens.
Every once in a while it hits me- our life will never be the same again.
I'm excited to have this baby, but it does mean change. It will never again just be the two of us. From now on, we have another life to be responsible for!
It is exciting and sobering at the same time. Are we ready? Will we be good parents?
I'm in a different place in life than a lot of my friends, and it's odd. Some of them are still in college, going to classes every day, living off campus, stressing about boys, going out occasionally to bars..
I've been there, and I'm done with that part of my life, but it is weird to talk to my friends and know that I'm not there anymore.
I'm married, my husband and I have moved into a house, I've been offered a great job for the summer (something I've wanted for a while), and we have a son or daughter on the way. We are going to be PARENTS! It's so hard to wrap my mind around that.
Alright, I need to shower before I head to work. Ciao!
PS- If you are reading this, feel free to comment in that sticky post up above! : o )
Good grief, it's ridiculous how cliquish internet message boards can be!
I've been posting on a certain message board for the last couple years. It has always struck me how similar the dynamics between ladies is to the dynamics of a junior high group of girls.
There's a group of a few (four or five) who seem to be the "popular" ones. They've been on there the longest, and their opinions hold a lot of weight. They don't necessarily dominate the boards, but do at times. This is my favorite part- when one expresses a certain opinion, the others chime right in with agreement.
I respect their opinion, generally, and they can be funny, but they can also be mean, and that's what hurts. I became friends with one girl on there (she's from my area) and they chased her off. They followed her to another board and constantly (every day) insulted her. She ended up deleting her bio.
Tonight I got to be the target. Some of them weren't even on when it initially happened, but jumped on as soon as they logged in. Seriously? I have no intention of leaving the board, especially since I haven't really clicked with a community here on this site, but I have to admit that it made my heart hurt a little bit reading all their posts to me.
I'm not going to say I had nothing to do with it, but I think there are more gracious ways to respond to someone you disagree with, rather than saying "blah blah blah, that's what I 'hear' when I read your post" and "you're ridiculous" (both actual quotes).
My whole life, I've been the tough one. Nothing gets to me, cause I let it all roll off my back. Maybe it's the extra hormones I have floating around, but I'm having trouble with this. *deep breath* I think it's time for bed. I'm sure things will look better in the morning.
I had a dream last night that I went to the doctor. He did all the normal checkup things, then sent me away without hearing the heartbeat. I was pretty bummed, then saw my dad there. Apparently he's a doctor now too. He asked if I wanted to hear baby's heartbeat, and I said absolutely! He put some tight thing on my leg, which I suppose is the latest technology. And then I got to hear the heartbeat! It was so loud and wonderful.. I called DH in so he could hear it too.
Guess I have that first appointment on the mind, eh?