Thursday, July 18, 2013

So I gave in...

We got this lovely vehicle after searching for... a minivan.
I wanted a minivan because they are more practical, economical, and can hold hoards of children. If Scott expects me to be popping out 6 or 7 babies, a minivan would definitely work better for transporting.

We are trying to sell our 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback (so if you know anyone who wants one... let me know!), and we were searching for a minivan to replace it. Scott wasn't fond of this idea, but he reluctantly gave in since I am the wife and he is the husband--you all know how that works. :) Minivans are just not manly, and in the words of the movie "What to Expect When You Are Expecting," they are vaginas on wheels. Pardon the lack of eloquence. This was his argument. On this quest for a minivan, we came across a few Jeeps. A new goal then formed for Scott. He was determined to convince me that we should get a Jeep instead of a minivan, since we won't have 3+ kids for a few years. I wasn't giving in at first, but the logic in his argument slowly seeped into my brain. We looked at a couple Jeeps, but they didn't make the cut. A friend heard that we were possibly looking for a Jeep and wanted to sell us his. So, alas, here we are. We know it is a great car--our mechanic has been under the hood and assured us this, and we got a good deal. So one win for Scott... for now. We will get a minivan in the future. But when we do, this will become his vehicle.

On another note, my mom is coming into town this weekend to see me graduate. I am excited, and I am going to make her teach me how to sew a little bit. Then after graduation, I fully intend to do absolutely nothing else but sew, nap, read, and watch Netflix until Penny decides to make her grand arrival. After all, I'll be 8 months pregnant and just graduated from university. I think I've earned it. ;)

Monday, July 15, 2013

I swore I never would... but here I am.

Okay, I gave in. It isn't that blogging is lame. I just didn't want to be another typical mom (or in this case, mom-to-be) rambling on about life to no one in particular. I kept seeing all of these women I know getting married, having babies, and then starting a blog. I swore I would never be one of them.

Yet, here I am. The reasons for giving in to blogging are these: I am going to really miss writing after I graduate, and blogging seems to be a good way of keeping people up-to-date. I used to have a blog--that only a few people actually read-- and I remember it being fun to write as well. So, I am jumping on the bandwagon once again. Since one of my reasons for having a blog is to keep people updated, I guess I should begin.

I am about a week away from graduating with a B.A. in English. I'm not sure how that happened; I don't feel like I've done enough work to earn a bachelor's degree. I certainly have been in school long enough, however... five years of undergraduate school isn't uncommon, but it is plenty. Though I am glad to be done with my four-year degree, I am going to miss being a student. I'm pretty sure I could just go to school the rest of my life and be happy-- not to mention the awesome job I have. I work at the Writing Center on campus. I help students with papers, work as the secretary, and grade papers for my boss. Seriously, it is the best job ever. I also work with the best people ever. They threw me a surprise baby shower a couple weeks ago and got me a bunch of amazing children's books. Yep, they are wonderful. Unfortunately, since I graduate in a few short days, I will no longer be able to work there. This is fine I guess, since I will be popping a baby out in less than two months. Sitting at a desk all day every day has gotten extremely uncomfortable, so I think I will also appreciate a break from work.

Speaking of pregnancy and its woes, I am now about 33 weeks pregnant. Even though those closest to me hear me complain about being pregnant all the time, I really am grateful that my pregnancy hasn't been worse. The women in my family generally have terrible pregnancies, and I was lucky enough to avoid the worst. I only had nausea the first half of pregnancy, followed by a couple months of feeling great. This is unheard of in my family; I was fully prepared for sickness during all 9 months. Now as I am nearing the end of this prenatal journey, however, I am feeling... uncomfortable. Back pain and joint pain are my constant companions, as well as heartburn, swelling, and the occasional nausea. Other symptoms plague me as well, but those aren't glamorous enough to be shared on the internet. Fortunately, little baby Penny (this is what her name shall be) has been healthy and strong at every doctor's appointment, so I really have no room to complain.

 I am also nearing my one-year anniversary, so time to get a little bit mushy. Last year, on August 17th, I married my absolute best friend. I can't believe it has already been a year since we got married-- time has flown so quickly. Scott has been so wonderful to me, and even though we have our rough patches (like every marriage has), I wouldn't change anything. Marriage is complete bliss; yes, it hasn't always been easy, but it has been marvelous. I know having a baby is going to make things much harder; however, it will also make things much sweeter as well. Scott has been so understanding and loving during this pregnancy, and I can't wait to become a parent with him and see how he develops into a father.

Time to wrap things up. Here is a picture that we took on Christmas night. Little did we know that in a few days, we would find out that I was pregnant. :)

And a picture of Penny at 20 weeks. I can't believe that was already 13 weeks ago.