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beginnings and ends 
22nd-Mar-2007 03:25 pm
Well. I just had the urge to check up on the old livejournal and now I'm nostalgic, missing it. So how bout an update. It's yet another period of change, hmm probably the most massive yet, ever in my life now that I think about it. Good and bad.

I'M HAVING A BABY! It was a surprise to us, too : ). We are so happy and excited and occassionally scared out of our minds! I'm about 17 weeks/4 months pregnant, due August 26th. Hopefully we'll be finding out the gender in a few weeks because I simply can't wait another five months.

It's amazing how the way you think about everything changes the moment you find out you're gonna be a mama. And there are *so* many new things to think about now, from getting maternity clothes and a car seat to considering natural childbirth to how we'll be able to afford moving to avoiding family pressure to get married. We have to remind ourselves to take a break from it all once in a while. I've learned one of the keys is to plan the things that are necessary now and in the next few months, because thinking too far into the future is when you get overwhelmed with it all.

I'm definitely getting a belly, at the in-between stage where my most of my normal clothes are too tight but maternity clothes are still huge. Every day is something different to be excited or stressed about, though I'm doing my best to keep the stress to a minimum. I never know what crazy thing my body will decide to do next. And just knowing we're growing a new little person in there that has a part of both of us... it's magical, and we have to believe it was the right time for some reason.

Well, this is getting long so I won't get to all the crazy things going on, but here's another big one. My parents are getting divorced and my family seems to be very much falling apart in various ways. It started with my mom telling me in November that she was going to kick my dad out after the holidays (because that would be easier for everyone, yes but thanks for ruining MY holidays, MOM). Actually, they might already be divorced--there was a court hearing last week and it appears that everything is going quickly, but I try to stay out of their details lately, I've enough on my mind.
22nd-Mar-2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! You're the third person I know who's announced it this week, and all three of you are having babies in late summer!

I'm sorry about your parents :( Mine when I was 19, old enough so that they felt it was perfectly within their rights to dump all their crap on me. You're definitely doing the right think by trying to stay out of their details, because it will stress you out to no end. And you have other WAAAAAAAAAY more important things to think about!
11th-Apr-2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!

It's strange, you think (at least I did) that after 24 years your parents' marriage is pretty secure... and I can't even see anything big that sparked the divorce, it's like they're going through midlife crises and just got sick of each other. Or at least one of them did. You're right though, more important things to think about : ).
12th-Apr-2007 03:40 am (UTC)
Ya, it was 22 years for my parents. My mom just grew entirely somewhere else and wanted something different, I think!
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