What's that? I didn't post ONCE in February?
I wish I could say I had a back log of posts all saved up to publish... but alas. Between day jobs, night jobs (Ben is teaching a class for BYU's EMPA program this semester along with our OOF work), purging our house in order to get it ready to sell, and pregnancy, and all of the joyful symptoms that come with it in my world... Let's just say there hasn't been a lot of documenting going on around here.
I know. Excuses excuses.
So here are a few things to redeem myself.
First, the Oscars. I was THRILLED with the winners, for the most part. I loved The King's Speech. LOVED it. I would have been just as happy with Inception winning, but that wasn't going to happen. I'm just glad The Social Network didn't take home the big prizes. It deserved the ones it won, and I feel like most everyone got their due... I WILL come back and do a movie review post... perhaps next week. I have a LOOONNGG list to update on, but I'll do it.
Second. I am 32 weeks pregnant tomorrow. (I didn't do my hair for this photo... sorry 'bout that) 32 looonnnggg weeks. I am still throwing up on average 4 times a day. Completely exhausted ALL of the time. If there's anything harder than your first pregnancy... it's subsequent pregnancies when you have other small beings to take care of on top of the one you're growing. I must admit... I hate it. Every second of it. I'm SO ready to be done. I'm scared to death to have a baby again. Scared to death for the constant neediness and the lack of sleep.
That said, I'm also REALLY excited to meet this little girl. If everyone could do a lot of praying that she'll be a mellow little angel baby, to make up for the past 9 months, I would really appreciate it. It would certainly make it easier to look back on the past little while with less stress and more fondness.
Third. Nolan is currently 3 going on 13. Bless his heart, he has a real talent for sass. I can't believe how amazing he's become at communicating what he wants and needs. I'm curious to know who decided that two is the hardest age... I'm finding 3 to be much more challenging, as far as behavior. On the other hand, he is becoming incredibly social and enjoys running off to play with his cousins or his friends. I love his new found independence. I love that he can help me a little around the house, even if it often becomes a fight to make him follow through. I love that he is starting to wrap his brain around things like spelling and addition and imagination. He has many "pretend friends" that come to hang out with us on a regular basis. Some of them are characters from his favorite games and shows. Some are real people that he wishes were at his house to play. It's hilarious to watch the stories he comes up with. He's getting to be a real character.
I redid his interview from last Spring, just to see how much he's changed. I've actually done this several times over the last 6 months, but this one has turned out the best, so check it out!