I realized the other day my writing has been a little lack luster. Its been mostly text, almost no photos, and no smarty pants remarks or wit as per usual.
Maybe its the winter blues- which means this should soon end now that Spring is finally here.
Maybe its because I’ve been slogging through my VERY LAST MBA course- so magically after April 19th all of that wit and sass will return along with a renewed sense of rambling which powers this blog’s content.
Or maybe, just maybe- it’s because my body has been utilizing all of its extra resources, including every ounce of wit and sass and channeling it directly into the making of a baby.
That’s right folks, we done got ourselves knocked up.
There’s not much to see yet honestly, but I feel like I’ve eaten to much at Thanksgiving dinner and now I’m using a rubber band to keep my pants closed.
Bubba and I are pretty excited for two reasons. First- this addition continues to justify a need for the milk cow that Bubba has been longing for. He now argues we will have someone to milk it. Second- we are anticipating the growth of our farm work and our CSA, and in the end is easier for us to grow and raise our own help than hire someone.
Here is the line up of FAQ’s and their answers for all of the fun details:
How far along are you? A: I’m in my fourth month (second trimester)
When are you due? A: please see title of this post
Are you going to find out what it is? A: yes, and yes- we have a preference but word on the street is you don’t get much choice in the matter. We’re more concerned about healthy baby than the make or model.
Were you planning this? A: Sure- its kind of hard to plan this kind of thing but we hoped that our timing would work out right. And it did. Plus, when you keep the heat turned down in your house even during the winter- you figure out how to stay warm.
How long have you known? A: (Weirdest question I’ve gotten so far-what are you really asking people?) Awhile.
How do you feel? A: I spent most of the first trimester covering up significant morning sickness and fatigue (no vomiting thank the Lord) but am now feeling more like myself. I am finally eating again (no appetite in first tri) and not gagging at the sight of meat or eggs.
What will your nursery theme be? A: Wait, what? Nursery? I don’t plan to fill a room in my house with potted plants and drip irrigation but thanks anyway. I’m sure some fresh sheets and night light will do just fine.
Do you have names picked out? A: Magtar if it’s a girl and Voldemort if it’s a boy. But for now, we just call it Creature.
Are you really only excited because of the milk cow and the farm help? Should we call in Child Welfare Services now? 1A: No, we are excited about the tax benefits too. 2A: Yes, probably a good idea- we have no idea what we are doing. Rumor is, no one else does either, we all just make it up as we go and hope for the best.
So come October- we’ll be filling one of these: