Tuesday, January 20, 2009

More good news

Well, not from me, but from friends.

Just found out another girlfriend is pregnant. She is 8 weeks along. Although very early, she is still "along".

I'm eagerly awaiting stupid-bowl weekend when my hband will be back and we can try to make another baby.

I don't know what has got into me but I am totally baby-crazy right now.

I see pregnant people in lines at the store and immediately try to figure out how far along they are. I see tiny little infants and wonder how old they are and then immediately assess their mommas to see if they lost the baby weight.

What is wrong with me?

Is there something in the water? I guess that is what everyone calls it.

Well, whatever it is, I hope I catch it!

Bring on baby number 2!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

The weather is here...

It is absolutely beautiful here these days. I just want to spend so much time outside!

We went on our nightly walk and I could smell someone bbqing on the way. For some reason it smelled like many times we went camping when we were "younger."

We are still pretty young, in the whole scheme of things, but it just brought me back to some other times. When the drinks flowed way too freely and somehow you ended up in your tent at night with all the covers on.

Now, I have to make sure all the covers are on the baby before I go to bed.

It is a crazy extreme.

But, I love it.

We played at the park and he went down the slide and I watched him run around the pool for about half an hour.

It was a great day.

But, he misses his Daddy.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Today there was a plane crash.

I don't know if I've been in a plane crash in my past life or what, but I always have vivid dreams of being in a plane crash. I could be a witness, a passenger or a pilot, I've had them all. They are my worst nightmares. Today another one happened in real life. And this one was way too close to home.

See, my sister is living in NYC and traveling to Charlotte all the time. She could have been on that plane.

Luckily, she wasn't.

But, if she was, she would have been ok, that's for sure.

It is just so scary, living in that eternal fear. You are propelled into the atmosphere in those little metallic tubes and you never know what is going to happen.

She had an aborted landing at Sky Harbor over the Christmas holiday. She has been really lucky.

I am so happy all of those people are all alive and happy. It is truly a miracle.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Brannan has a birthmark.

It is on his right hand. On the top of his hand. The other side of his palm? I'm not sure what the right word for that part of your hand is.

It is cute. It is just like a little brown smudge. You could almost mistake it for dirt if you weren't looking at it really hard.

He doesn't know it right now, but I notice it all of the time.

It is the one thing that I will always remember of him.

His little brown smudge.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 already?

So much has happened and I really need to keep journaling everything down because I know I won't remember it when time comes.

Let's see.

December was pretty fun. We started the holidays with my sister coming out to visit. It seemed like the week just flew by while she was here. I was determined to have her spend a lot of time with Brannan because she doesn't get to see him very much. I think she had his fill of him! Then, Christmas was here. No one went too crazy on the baby which I was pretty thankful for. We just don't have enough room in our house for toys. I know, it seems crazy, but I don't know how people do it - hide all those toys everywhere. I like to pick things up after a day of play and put everything in its place.

Anyway, after Christmas, we went up to Montana to visit Lee and Sandi. It was great fun. We just ate a lot of good food and did a lot of hanging out. Sandi and I went cross country skiing one day and we went to dinner at some other friends' house. It was nice to see everyone. And, not to mention the 30" of snow! Holy cow! It was awesome! The boys built a huge sledding hill which we had a lot of fun on too.

So, we came home and now here we are, already January 13th! Where does the time go? I can't believe it!

I found out that our best friends are pregnant with their first child and I also found out that a super good friend just had a miscarriage.

I'm not pregnant yet, but I'm crossing my fingers.

I won't see my husband for quite some time, so I guess I'll be without child for a while. He's going to be out of town for work, but maybe I'll plan an "ovulation" trip to see him!

It's funny, I could've swore I was pregnant this week and I took a test. I think the test was too old though because the lines were so faint, but when I looked at them in the light of my bathroom, it looked like a definite plus sign. I brought the test out to the kitchen, though, and showed it to my husband and he said that it wasn't "lit up". But, during those brief minutes while I waited for him to put Brannan to bed, I got really really nervous. Like when I found out I was pregnant with Brannan.

I took another test yesterday though, and it said it was negative.

Well, back to the drawing board!