Thursday, November 15, 2012

I'm Back!

Hello Blogging world! Wow, it's been a long time... Quite a bit has been happening in our neck of the woods that I wanted to write about:

The BIGGEST thing is THIS little dude/dudette...we're having a BABY! As you can tell from this ultrasound, this isn't new news. I'm 32 1/2 weeks along with a due date JANUARY 8, 2013. But even with the last 7 months to digest the idea, I still get pretty giddy when I think about it...giddy in the excited-little-girl sense and the how-I-get-at-the-top-of-a-roller-coaster sense. I'm scared stiff and I've never felt more inadequate, but I also can't stop smiling :)  I'm just glad I have a studly partner-in-crime! I know... gag, cheese, whatever, but Spencer really has been remarkable through this--I never could have asked for more support, more excitement, more indulgence, more back rubs, more sympathy for all the funny symptoms, more runs for Little Caesar's crazy bread (my weird craving), etc. etc. etc. Thanks love!

Enough cheese. 
The ultrasound above was at 28 weeks. Here are 2 more: 

20 weeks (No, we didn't find out the gender. We're hanging on for a surprise)

and here's our gummi bear at 10 weeks (thanks to my awesome brother-in-law who did this one for us while we were visiting during the summer!)

I've been lucky in having a really nice pregnancy. Of course, I was pretty nauseated the first few months--but who isn't? I was lucky to not throw up much. And even now at 32 weeks, when I keep hearing horror stories about how miserable the last trimester is, I still feel great! I hate bending over and I waddle like a duck, but nothing to complain about....knock on wood.

This was my belly at 27-ish weeks. I don't have any recent belly shots, but just triple that belly and add an almost-impossible-to-hide "outie" belly-button and you'll have the idea...

In other news, we've also moved! We are now in Albuquerque, NM. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Our apt feels double the size of our other with 20x the amount of light and "home-ish-ness." It's in an actual neighborhood--one where I don't hear about shootings and drug busts just around the corner. And, we had an actual autumn for the first time in 5 years! I've never been so thrilled to see colored leaves or feel a high of 75 rather than 100 by October. I'm trying to soak in every minute of it!

Spencer likes what he's seen of Albuquerque, but most of that has been inside the walls of the hospital. He is doing his intern year and has a brutal schedule: lots of night call, lots of 14-16 hour days, lots of bringing the pager home at night. He's maintained a great attitude, though, coming home with all kinds of stories about funny patients, great co-workers, "tender mercies," and interesting tidbits he's learning. And when things get bad, we keep telling ourselves that this is just for a year...Radiology is NOT supposed to be this crazy. (Sorry for any reading this who are staying in internal med!)

Here he is at his medical school graduation. It was a VERY proud day for both of us!

It feels like there's so much more to write about and more pictures that I could post, but I've probably gone on long enough! I'm going to try to be better about blogging now and keep it up when the little tyke gets here... I hope all's well with all of you!
Until next time...