Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm such a slacker.

It's been just shy of a month since I've posted last, which means I've totally been slacking off. Yikes. I would make my point again that I don't feel like anything big has happened, but since that's my usual justification, we'll just gloss over that and get on with it!

Pretty much everything is the same here. We're both still working, and Brett's still in school. The semester will end in a few weeks (yikes!), so I'm sure he'll be studying like crazy for finals pretty soon here. Other than that, we're honing in on a new place to live and just trying to stay sane!

Some fun things that happened over the past month:

Brett and I drove up to Ohio to spend Easter weekend with his parents. I really like going up there. It's been kind of strange since they moved away, because I got so used to being over at their house all the time. So at any rate, we like making the trip (plus, we got some more delicious baklava!). We went up for a long weekend. We took a nap after Brett's class and got up in the very wee hours of the morning, then drove through to Ohio. It actually worked out really well, so we may be taking this approach rather than the drive-all-night-and arrive-very-early-morning approach. A lot of the time we just hung out (and watched General Conference), but I think the most fun thing we did was go to the Air Force Museum at the Wright-Patterson AFB. It was so cool! They had planes from the Wright brothers all the way through to modern times. Brett especially is a bit of a nerd when it comes to military history, so he really loved seeing the WWII planes. They even had a cockpit you could climb into! (I was surprised, not only that I fit, but also that I was able to get back out with very little help!) There was also an area on space stuff, including a capsule that had been to the moon, and some missiles. We actually took the tour, so it took us about three hours or so to go through the three hangars (which were, as you can imagine, ginormous). It was so fascinating, and the tour guide, having been in the military and actually flown planes, knew so much! I loved it. We got some cool pictures, and generally just had a blast. It was a bummer to have to come home and go back to work.

One not-fun thing that happened in connection with our trip to Ohio takes a brief backstory. We had planned on doing laundry right before leaving, but it turned out the water main for the lease office and several surrounding buildings had busted, so we ended up taking our laundry with us to Ohio. (Cheesy, I know, but it really needed to be done.) Everything went fine....until we realized the morning after we were home that we'd left a load in the dryer. The load with all of Brett's work shirts and my scrubs. Yeah. Not so cool. Fortunately Brett's parents were nice about it and mailed them to us, so it wasn't completely disastrous. (And can I just say, Barbara knows how to pack a box! I really had doubts when I saw the package, and Brett just sort of laughed at me, like, "oh, ye of little faith". I don't know how she managed it, but she did!)

The only other thing that's really happened in the last month is my appointment this past Tuesday. Everything is looking great with little Amy. I had to do the glucose test (which would have been less miserable had it not been orange-flavored, which I HATE), and I'll hear by tomorrow if I passed or not. I'm assuming I did, since I haven't really been having any problems or symptoms of gestational diabetes. So everything is going well, and my belly is definitely growing! It's a little irritating to hear some of the incredibly insensitive things people say, but by and large I'm able to ignore them. One funny thing Brett and I discovered yesterday: my belly button totally pops out when I cough now! Brett was putting lotion on my feet (what a fantastic husband), so I was lying down looking at him (past my stomach) when something made me cough. I noticed my belly button popping out when I coughed, which made me really laugh. He thinks it's weird and is a little freaked out by it, but I think it's cute. At least the "snooze button" hasn't actually popped yet! (Though I'm sure it will soon. Me coughing is probably just previews of coming attractions.)

Well, hopefully I'll have more interesting things to write about soon!

1 comment:

  1. Did I know you are having a girl? I may have seen that somewhere. I don't remember. But I'm excited for you! As for the belly button--mine never popped! I was actually kinda bummed that it didn't.... Anyway, I'm so glad to hear that all is well!!

    P.S. I wanna see pictures of that gorgeous, awesome, such a little blessing, prego belly!! STAT!!