Thursday, August 27, 2009

96 - Just livin' life...

The concept seems so simple, but for those of you who have experienced infertility, you probably understand the magnitude of this statement. I've been absent from the blog world for past month because I've just been livin' life - and it's been wonderful - but not without a grieving period. Only in the last month have I really understood how much I had stopped living life in those 4 years we were trying to conceive.

A quick summary of the last month - Went to Ohio to visit relatives in Columbus and Cincinnati, had a friend come visit us whom we haven't seen in about 4 years (went to the Ann Arbor Art Fair - so much fun), a wonderful reunion up north, a visit to Michigan's upper peninsula for a few days, a visit to the west side of the state to visit my niece's (including the preggo one), and lots of lunches and catch-ups with good friends and family.

On the baby front - our 20 week ultrasound looked great, with no signs of any abnormalities. At my last pregnancy he declared me a "textbook healthy pregnancy". Again, I'm sure many of you understand how this statement was truly music to my ears. In the last four days, I feel the baby A LOT...probably 10-12 times a day. I've also been feeling great lately, and I'm pretty confident that walking everyday is one of the, if I can only keep that up during the third trimester. The nursery and registry are complete - I have a couple pics below.

As for the rest of the summer - unfortunately, not much left as classes start Sept. 9th - it is finally time for me to buckle down and get some class prep done and finish up some additional projects on the "nesting" list. Unfortunately, Alex and I will be making a trip to Columbus, Ohio this weekend because his grandmother passed away. We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to see and talk with her just about a month ago. We only wish she had had the chance to meet this little miracle - her great grandchild.

So, sorry for the very unprofound post. It it is clearly a report...I guess that's what happens when you haven't posted for over a month. I plan to spend time today catching up with all of you.

Below are various pics...

24 week belly pic

20 week ultrasound - we aren't finding out the sex, and we are aware of the baby's big schnozz ;-).

The nursery - with the combination of Craig's list and some very good deals, we were able to get all the furniture (crib, dresser, rocker, and bookshelf) for $400. My niece is going to make me a crib skirt with the material laying over the crib.


Sue said...

I was so happy to see an update from you and it is a great one! You look beautiful! The nursery is beautiful! and, I love that you are just livin life! DH and I realized the other day that we have nothing to "do"...that we've been pushing the IF stuff so much (and for so long) that we forgot how to just "be". It was the weirdest thing to realize...we have to learn how to be normal people again and relax and just do things. I'm glad you are there! It is a wonderful thing to be a normal, textbook pregnancy. Enjoy it!!!

onwardandsideways said...

SO glad all is well. You look fabulous. And dontcha' love CL for the baby stuff? SCORE!

I eat dinner late, often around 8-9pm, but I wonder if I should try your snack before bed thing... up again today, 3am this time. Tossed till 4:30am and here I am.

'Textbook pregnancy'... definitely sweet music. Enjoy, my friend.

DAVs said...

Wow--you look great! The nursery is really cute too.
I'm happy you're back...your words/support/advice/updates have all been missed!

Not Your Aunt B said...

You look great! The baby looks great (and has a perfect little bitty baby nose too)! I love the nursery. So much light. Love the zebra print. Just being is a good way to be. Enjoy. It goes by so fast.

Phoebe said...

I'm so glad you posted! I was hoping all was well. I figured no news is good news, cuz we'd be hearing from you if there was drama, eh? LOL! Seriously, I love your ZEN pregnancy look.

Lost in Space said...

So good to see an update from you and to hear that everything is going so great. You look incredible and your nursery is adorable. I'm impressed with all your nursery deals too!

Hope to see you around more.

Angie said...

Living life is a good way 2 B! You look great, def have that pg glow! The nursery is adorable ~ LOVE the zebra print! so cute! Keep enjoying the moment!