I had these grandiose ideas about writing quite a few posts before I left for Christmas but in reality life has been a little out of control… We had a Christmas parade that Ryan participated in, the squadron Christmas party which was a blast and plumbers in and out of the house every day for a week… with little to no change in our plumbing situation. We have been busy planning our trip home and getting things ready to go… and suddenly… We leave tomorrow morning at 4am!
So I’ll be gone for two weeks. I hope to be back shortly after our return. I should have some pictures to share and I still have some things waiting in the wings to be talked about!
For now however I am consumed. We are both driving tomorrow. We need to sell our truck and it’s just not selling in this small town so we’re taking it home to Phoenix to sell there. We are also taking some furniture in the truck that we need to sell because our household goods are overweight and we’ll be adding another person and their stuff to our household in a matter of months! We also have to take the boys home with us so the preparations are taking forever and way too much of my brain power! I am NOT looking forward to this 13 hour drive with the dogs in the car, my absolute morning exhaustion and my still queasy in the morning stomach. It’s going to be a long grueling day! Luckily on the return trip we’ll all be in one car together so we can switch off driving! Huzzah!!!
In other news I’m 16 weeks pregnant today. Ryan and I were talking last night and it’s still so surreal to both of us… We’ve been married and alone for so very long that it’s just not sinking in that in a matter of months everything will change! CRAZY!!! Don’t get me wrong we’re so excited but it’s just so otherworldly for us after all these years of longing…
Just out of curiosity… I felt the baby kick once almost two weeks ago… I had just eaten something VERY spicy and was sitting cross legged in tight pants LOL. Keep in mind that I have been VERY aware of what my digestive track feels like after my surgery (we were trained to pay close attention in case anything was wrong) If it wasn’t for the fact that my stomach was gurgling away I would have NEVER know that what I felt was the baby but it happened at exactly the same time as some other rumbling 🙂 and I could tell it just wasn’t from the right place exactly… all that added to the fact that it felt exactly like popping popcorn… I just knew that’s what it was! BUT I haven’t felt anything but a small bump once in a while (maybe three times a week) since. So I’m curious… When did you start really feeling your baby move consistently during your pregnancy?
Okay that’s it for me today… I’m off to finish packing and getting the house ready to be closed down. I hope Ryan gets home early today because I need help and we need to hit the hay EARLY!!!!
All my love and best wishes for your holidays with family. I’ll be back soon,