I've taken a few wonderful days off from writing, or doing anything related to anything I would write about- namely, moving. Actually, we've had some great family hikes in the woods, marathon walks while shopping (I'm REALLY sick of shopping) and an absolutely wonderful holiday season. Between Christmas, my birthday yesterday, Superman's birthday next Tuesday (we celebrated party #1 while out-of-town relatives were in the area), we've had much opening of presents, eating of cake and general excitement. It's a lot for a three and a half and almost two year old. So tempers are running a little short around here, especially if you're under 4 feet tall, although mom and dad have been a little tired at times, too.
Anyway, the 2007 season. Here's the big excitement. I've got the GYGO make-up-your-own triathlon on January 1st and 2nd. I'm the swim leg of a sprint triathlon in June, probably going to be the swim leg of another sprint towards the end of July, although that one needs a run leg for our team. But it all leads up to approximately August 12, 2007. That's when our family will grow by one member because I'm pregnant. It's a little early to make it known to the world in general, but all appropriate relatives have already been told, since I went to the doctor on Tuesday for my first ultrasound and we saw one little jelly bean in there with a healthy little heartbeat. I'm right now 7 weeks and 5 days along. My first 2 pregnancies were so easy and uneventful I was very lucky. This little one has been considerably less easy on me as I've been dealing with (morning) all-day sickness for the past few weeks. Fortunately I've got a stomach like a steal trap so there hasn't been much physical sickness, just constant, never-ending, uncontrollable nausea. And the tiredness. Have you heard me mention before that sometimes I'm tired? I didn't even know what tired was. NOW, I'm tired. I could sleep at any given moment, unfortunately that opportunity has not presented itself. Overall, however, I'm still very lucky, things are going well and we're going to blessed with another (and final) family member.
Off to visit with friends, I'm so lucky that our company was closed this week so I've been home with the boys. Things will only get more exciting from here. It's not likely that I'll be back to write before New Year's so I wish everyone a happy New Years and a wonderful 2007.