In my last post I promised to get back to blogging more. Unfortunately a week-long seminar out of town for work followed by recovering from 16 hour work days has delayed my post until now. If only there were more hours in the day?! In fact, it was J that said, "are you gonna update our blog?" Oddly enough, he's had co-authoring rights since day one and yet, he's never posted a single thing. So technically, "our" blog is really "my" blog, right?

Life in our house has been good. J finished his summer semester (accelerated courses) with a 4.0 and is on break for another week. The weather here has cooled and the puggies have been getting daily walks in the morning, except for today, since it was raining. The rain has kept the grass nice and green and the temperatures under 90 degrees. I am busy with work, this is the time of year that we have a lot of committee meetings with our volunteers on Saturdays. The good news is that when I work a Saturday I get to take a weekday off later in the week. So next week, I think I'll take Friday off since J will be in Las Vegas visiting his dad and step-mom in the earlier part of the week and Friday will be a nice day for us to reconnect and will give me a three day weekend! YAY!

Today is also officially the first day of my second trimester...13 weeks and 3 days pregnant. With that comes a sense of some relief as the tenuous first tri has officially passed. Our next appointment is August 13 and they'll do some routine screening tests and of course another ultrasound, so you can expect another portrait of our Little Being. Other than that, we're just plowing headlong into August. We did manage to find a new (to us) breakfast spot that we like. It's in Brookside (of course!) and is called Jimmy's Egg. The food is good and the prices are great! I really loved their sweet potato pancakes...delish!

Big News

Okay, I confess. The main reason I haven't been blogging much these past couple of months is well...I have been a little preoccupied. With....THIS!

Yes! J and I are expecting our first child! The baby is due on February 2, 2010. We actually found out on his birthday, but were waiting until the second trimester before announcing it to the world. It's hard to tell what you're seeing in that photo above, so I have mapped it out:

It's been a crazy 8 weeks! First returning from Auckland to find out that we were pregnant, then confirming it at the doctor's 6 days later. They also found an asymptomatic UTI which I had to take antibiotics to get rid of which led"female problems" that took another week to clear up! ARG! I swear got that UTI from being seated in the middle seat on an overnight flight home from Auckland!

Then I had that trip to D.C. and broke out in a rash from having poison ivy in our backyard that the dogs had tracked in!!! I am...poison ivy clearing up (finally!) and telling the world I am pregnant. It feels good to tell. I am horrible at keeping a secret.

J is super excited and we've just been homebodies for the past two months. Mainly because he's wrapping up his accelerated summer courses in algebra and biology (final exams are next week) and well, I've been extremely tired and nauseated, especially in the late afternoons. J did drop his early morning job and just has the one steakhouse gig in the evenings about 4-5 nights a week. That has been WAY better since he's also in school fulltime now.

We did manage to get to see Kathy Griffin Live at the SpiritBank Center in Bixby. It was a HOT night! 100 degrees even at 10:30 p.m. But her show was a blast (and extremely air conditioned)! She's hilarious and even had jokes about Tulsa. She said, "Thanks for coming here to see me. I know you had a tough choice to make between this, Rocklahoma and The Art of Barbeque." She had some other Tulsa jokes too. I am glad we got tickets and had a "date night," since it's been some time. I am off to Detroit next week for a conference for it will be some more time before our next date night. Where should we go? What should we do?

So that, my friends, is why this blog has been neglected. Now that we've told everyone we're expecting, I hope to get back to blogging more regularly. And yes, it will have tons of baby-related stuff since, well, that's what's going on in our lives. But it will also have more insight into our life here in OK. We've only been here a year and there's still tons to discover. And now that a baby is coming into the picture, I am sure there will be more to discuss, like will our child grow up with a CA "accent" because he/she lives with parents that have a bit of it or will our child sound more like an Okie? Dude, only time will tell. Right y'all (sounds like "rite-ch-all").