I hate not updating…

So I have decided to periodically update throughout the day, just with random thoughts and whatever.

Basically I haven’t been updating because I am super exhausted all of ze time. And it is because. I am growing a human. In my belly. It is contagious. And very hard work. I have caught the human-growing bug. I’m 10 weeks on Thursday. I’m due on Feb. 10th. Weird huh?

I’ve known for a while, but decided to keep it a secret for a bit. At this point I’m feeling optimistic when I’m not battling serious fatigue and grumpiness. Mostly I feel good. I’ve had some time to be apathetic, nervous, and excited. Gretchen talks about it like it’s been just an explosion of love. What could be bad about that? Nothin. Plus I know that Jeff and I will be great no matter what. I can’t wait till my brain works again.

Jeff and I are figuring out what we want to do about buying our house. It’s becoming a bit more complicated than it was. Grrr. Complications. I’ll get into this at some point, when I have some clue as to what is going on.

I resolve to not let the process of downloading and organizing pictures for 365 keep me from updating my journal. Lately I’ve been so easily zonked that just thinking about it will keep me far away from my computer. I should not do this to myself, because I love taking pictures, and I shouldn’t sour it because I’m easily overwhelmed right now.

Yesterday was Gretchen’s birthday! She turned 25, which I think seems like a fabulous age, but she seemed to have some mixed thoughts on the subject. She did have a healthy “but I know when I’m 50 I’ll look back and laugh at myself” perspective.  We had sushi- which I could only pick at- and then had ice cream and stuff. I love birthdays. I love thinking about how grateful I am that people are just alive, that they just came into being and here we all are.

Yesterday as J and I were driving home from work I looked down at my belly and thought “WHO ARE YOU?” It was an interesting feeling.

Meh. That’s all I got for now.

ooh! But here’s a super great picture that my dad sent me this morning of Gretchen, Obeth, and Tuula:

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Comments (16)

  1. lilpeace

    Let me be the first to wish you an official, public and hearty congratulations on growing Tuula’s first english-speaking cousin. 🙂

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thanks, sis.

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  2. i_am_lee

    congratulations grace! you are going to be a wonderful mother.

    by the way, the pictures you take are beautiful and really brighten my day.

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Yay! What a nice thing to say! I’m glad that I am able to follow your life this way, now that I don’t see you anymore.
      You are a very good soul and I like you 🙂

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  3. see_anotherside

    Oh wow – big congratulations, Grace! How exciting. I love how you phrased it “growing a human.” 🙂

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Haha, thanks- that’s really all it feels like right now. I swear those babies fall right out of the sky. KABOOM.

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  4. csgraham

    Are you sure it’s yours?

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Ima git it DNA tested on Maury when it comes out. There’s no way i’m payin for it if it’s not mine.

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  5. pithy_epigrams

    Congratulations!!!! To both of you! I know you will make amazing parents. Please keep us all updated, and take care!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  6. aquacfoamshame

    Wow. That’s wonderful news. 🙂

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  7. kazzibee

    woo hooooo!

    holy pregoly!

    congratulations and all that… hope you’re not feeling sickly!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Oooh, not too bad. It is kind of a spawn-like experience so far though…

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  8. pearlstreetdiva

    WOO-HOO

    CONGRATULATIONS x3!!!! WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU…I JUST SCREAMED SO MUCH ELI IS STUNNED, JUST STARRING AT ME. THAT IS SUCH WONDERFUL NEWS.

    YOU ARE JEFF ARE GONNA MAKE AMAZING PARENTS!

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  9. pearlstreetdiva

    ALSO the only advice and the only time i will give it….

    just eat crackers as soon as you wake up to help the nausea stay away. and carry a market of food with ya!

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    1. Gracie (Post author)

      Yeah, I just learned how crazy morning sickness can be. Yesterday I just thought I would hold off on breakfast for a little while- and MAN was that a crazy idea. I didn’t know I could lose so much of nothing!

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