Wednesday, October 14, 2009


It's not quite winter yet, but somehow I've been hibernating...or hidernating (hiding)..whatever you want to refer to it as. We had an amazing trip to Alaska...check out the pictures here
We saw Lions, Tigers, and Bears OH MY! Wait....Whales, Eagles, and Bears was more like it. We also saw harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters etc. We went salmon fishing and had 27 lbs of salmon shipped back to Ohio! It was just an awesome trip but you really have to see the pictures to get an idea of how great it was. So stop reading this boring thing and go check them out!!!

After we got back from the trip it took a few days to get used to being on Eastern time again. I wanted to write a blog summing up the trip and all that good stuff, but there was some depression looming over me. Everytime I would sit down to write, all I could think about was the fact that in a few days, it would be a year since I saw my Dad last. So then I decided I really needed to write something about that and just how fast a year goes by. And how crazy it was to hear the horrible news...and how hard it was to go back to the unstable life I was living moving around the country as an anesthesia student away from all my family and friends. All the ups and downs I had the entire year...but nothing could bring me to actually sit down and write about it. I wrote the blog post in my head night after night after night...laying there sleepless. Yet somehow I couldn't make my fingers type it.

So I waited until all that passed...then I went on a trip to North Carolina for my cousins wedding. And now I'm back...bumming around...waiting until October 26th to come so I can start my career and get on with my life. But truly....bumming around has been great! I've gotten massages, hair cuts, spent time working on my charities, spent time with my little puppy, taken a lot of long walks, gone to the gym, talked to friends....I really don't ever want to go back to work. CAN I PLEASSSSSSSSE BE A STAY AT HOME MOM??????? PLEAAASEEEE??

Oh yeah...the Mom thing....that's going well too. I've gained 3 lbs so far (as of last week) and I'm quickly approaching 18 weeks. I get my ultrasound next week (hiding my eyes so I don't accidentally see a hot dog or hamburger if you know what I mean)...and the baby is doing just great. I would post belly pics....if I had a belly at all. People make fun of me since I'm not showing at all...even the massage therapist said to just go ahead and get a regular massage laying on my back/belly instead of the prenatal one on your side. I can tell though....that little belly is just waiting to start popping any day now.

Workouts: ahhhhh yes....the main reason I started this blog. Workouts have consisted of 2-5 mile walks. Usually I end up squeezing in 4 times a week....sometimes more. Sometimes I lift a little...sometimes I dont. I would love to start jogging again....maybe I'll start some walk/jogging. Jog a few minutes....walk a few minutes.

So thats the update on me...I'm done hiding.. :)


Carolina John said...

glad you came back out. It sounds like you've got a real whirlwind going on. Waiting to start a new job is fun, I just took one myself.

Have fun with the rest of the pregnancy!

Anonymous said...

Glad things are going well. Sounds like you are really enjoying your break. You have tons to look forward to, especially with the baby.

Mnowac said...

It's hard when you realize that a year has gone by. I am coming up on 2 soon. It's crazy how life just keeps on going, but a piece is gone. I feel for you, I'm right there with you.

Good luck with the baby. I had gained like 15 lbs by 18 weeks, sheesh! Good luck with the u/s, can't wait to hear how it goes. I hibernated all winter, it's hard enough living in cleveland in the winter, but being pregnant makes it that much tougher. I ran until 27 weeks and just walked after that. It's all I could deal with.

RunnerGirl said...

Sounds like you had a great trip to Alaska, I've always wanted to go there.

Good luck with the ultrasound!