Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Moving Along

5 months pregnant and counting down...

Things are going great. Brendan is warming up to the idea of the baby inside Mommy's belly and even tells her he loves her and that he's going to be her big brother. Although I'm still wondering what the reality will be like once she actually arrives.

I'm feeling tons of movement. It's like she's finally figured out how to move her arms and legs and she's doing somersaults inside. It's the thing I love most about being pregnant. Feeling those movements as assurance that there really is a tiny living being in there.

Joe has finally taken up working residence in the new Kittelson office. I have now reclaimed my home office space and I'm loving it! No more asking permission to check my e-mail or to sit down to a quick surf of the web. Although I have to admit it wasn't all that bad having him here in the next room.

I've finally finished my orientation at the hospital and have started on my own personal schedule of one 12 hour shift per week. It's stressing me out because I know they want me to work more (they're in desperate need of nurses) but they knew when they hired me that I really didn't want more than the minimum hours required. I find it emotionally difficult that I'm looking forward to my maternity leave already. I pray that I will eventually find peace with this job because I'm not sure how much longer I can stand the stress.

In the good news department Joe and I have two new nephews to announce. My brother and sister-in-law became new parents on Wednesday August 6th. Lindsay gave birth to my beautiful nephew, Sevren Joseph Grassick who weighed 6 lbs 8 oz. Apparently he has lots of blond hair like my brother but I have yet to see pictures without a hat. In addition to Sev, Joe's sister-in-law, Katie just gave birth to their 5th child yesterday August 11th. Weighing in at 9 lbs 6 oz. I'm assuming he's the biggest she's had so far. He has yet to be named but we trust he'll be announced sometime shortly.

Joe and I were reminiscing last night that both of our sisters also gave birth earlier this year and that our baby girl will be the one to round out 2008. He says on the Chinese calendar this must be the year of the Baby! God has truly blessed our families for sure.

1 comment:

teresa said...

annie! thanks so much for getting in touch. i am SO sorry we didn't get to say goodbye and i was disappointed to hear you had already gone. yes, i am pregnant - due on halloween, and i feel terrible that i didn't disclose that to you earlier. we were awaiting testing results (everything is fine and we are having another boy - 2 of each!) you look great and the pics of the house and brendan are fantastic. please write me at treebee444@hotmail.com if you get a chance. i am happy everything is going so well for you and your family. xxxxteresa