Sunday, November 25, 2012

doing your duty

So Matthew is off right now being a good person and doing his hometeaching, which I find absolutely hilarious. Not the hometeaching part, necessarily, but the part of who he is hometeaching.

I can't remember if I've mentioned it here or not, but Matthew and I live in a basement apartment of his sister's house, and their house backs up/shares a (big) backyard with his brother's house. So basically, all three of our families practically live together. And just in case you were wondering, it is awesome.

So, if you've put it together yet, Matthew is off hometeaching his brother's family, and then after that he is walking upstairs and hometeaching his sister's family... I just find this incredibly funny. "Oh I have to go hometeaching, I'll just go walk up the stairs..."

We all thought that for this first month he should report that he wasn't able to contact his families. Haha. "They just wouldn't return any of my calls!" Not that we see them just about every day anyway.

Whelp, I'll just be here chuckling to myself until he gets back. And then I'll see if he made sure his home teaching families know how to get a hold of him, just in case they need anything. ha.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

life as it is

Before we say anything else, I have a belly. And a picture:
Please forgive the quality of the picture. And my hair. Something weird is definitely going on up top there. Anyway I am very excited to finally start showing. It makes me feel like I am for reals pregnant. It just seems like it takes many weeks and many pounds before anything starts happening in the rotundness department so I'm pretty excited about what I've got going on. I'm 17 weeks and 5 days today, but who's counting?

Besides the belly, pregnancy is fine. I am still pretty tired (lame) and I've definitely had a voracious appetite. It is interesting comparing this pregnancy with the last one. I feel hungrier now, and more needing to fulfill random cravings immediately. I've also had more aches and pains and dizziness earlier. However, one HUGE HUGE HUGE awesome difference this time compared to last time is that I have not yet had to deal with a lot of insulin resistance. Last time I feel like it started right around 14 weeks, and here I am at almost 18 with basically no difference in insulin needs and resistance. That is amazing and makes everything feel so much easier.  I was concerned for a little while that maybe that meant something wasn't going right with the baby, but everything looked fine at the last appt and the doctor isn't worried, so I am just going to take it and enjoy it while it lasts.

As far as life goes, Natalie still only says "no" without prompting and we're still trying to get her to expand her vocabulary. Matthew still enjoys teaching high school physics, although I don't understand how anyone could enjoy teaching high school. And I'm still doing my internship. So, not a lot new. I did recently finish my entire clinical rotation, so that's pretty awesome. I'm now doing community at WIC which is fun too. And I'm just about halfway done with the entire internship. Sweet!