1.16.2008

"Life Was Happening Here"*

How time flies...

With Sparky getting bigger and bigger each day, Dave and I are reminded that in only a few short months, our lives are going to change dramatically. We watch him kick and jab from the inside of my tummy and think about what the future holds.

Mentally, I am excited and ready for him to arrive. Physically, we still have so much to do. We spent last weekend "registering" at our local Baby Store... I about had a meltdown within the first fifteen minutes. There are just so many decisions to make. I have no idea what type of bottle to buy or what "travel system" I want. Five hours later, we called it a day. We spent several more hours on Sunday looking at furniture and have also spent considerable time the past two days revising and changing the registry online.

Work has been spent getting ready for my extended absence once Sparky arrives. Preparing copies and lesson plans for an eight week block is somewhat time consuming and has drastically affected my ability to waste a few minutes here or there surfing the net.

I'm glad that the holidays are over; they were more stressful this year than anything else. We were able to visit family on the East Coast, many of whom I haven't seen in several years. It was nice to visit with everyone, but also nice to get home and relax before going back to work on the 7th.

I think that Dave and I have made the decision that next year, I will stay home with Sparky and continue working on my master's in Counseling and Family Therapy, instead of working full time. I am not taking any classes this semester (what, do you think I'm completely crazy?) but will enroll again for the summer semester. It is very strange for me to think about not working... Although with being enrolled in classes full time and taking care of the Sparkmeister, I know it isn't like I'll be bored. I'll probably also try to pick up some students to tutor to make a little extra cash here and there.

Anyway, I know that is a pretty boring blog update, but c'est la vie. You're invited to check out Sparky's website, if you'd like. The most recent pictures of his ultrasound are really pretty freakin' cool.

*A quote from the play "Up The Down Staircase," adapted from the novel by Bel Kaufman.

8 comments:

Bluepaintred said...

when are you due? I cannot remember for the life of me!

Violet said...

The baby is due April 6. 81 days and counting.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Glad to read you're still alive. Give BDD and Sparky my love.

Fantastagirl said...

The world is full of change - and you seem to be embracing it so well. So excited for you!

Mishka said...

Good to see you are still alive and kicking....wow, time is flying for you guys huh? When are the nuptials or did I already miss that? I have been bad about keeping up with my reading...

Dave Morris said...

Gosh, this post really brought it all together. I have a big knot in my stomach all of a sudden... he's almost here!

Happy Anniversary, baby. Got you on my miiiii-iiind.*




*A quote from the song "Happy Anniversary" by Little River Band. ;)

mckay said...

i totally understand the stress that goes with picking out all the baby stuff. i felt the same way right around the time of picking out the crib.

sounds like you've figured it out, for the most part. the rest is trial and error. sounds a lot like parenting.

you'll do great, i'm sure.

mck.

rosemary said...

You are right, the ultra sound picture is amazing. Glad all is going well. Is there a wedding in the future or did I miss that event somehow?