Monday, August 9, 2010

What the Boys have been Up To

Just a quick update on our household, because I feel bad for blogging so much about this next baby coming our way.

Yes, there are other things going on besides this baby.

I wish I had photos to post, but I don't. It would have made for a more interesting post.


For the past few weeks, Will has taken several morning hikes and adventures which have left me quite jealous to say the least. If you are friends with him on Facebook, you can see the video clips he has posted at several different peaks he's been up to. The weather here in Seattle has been really gorgeous (up until 2 days ago) and so he's got some really great footage that will leave you breathless.

He's still bike commuting to work. I thought that would be exercise enough for him, but the crazy guy still craves more :) Thursday he got up at 4am and hiked up a mountain with a friend, then biked into work. And on Friday he got up at 4am, biked to the trail head, met his friend and hiked, then biked into work. I think he said he did like 50 miles that day.

He won't be bike commuting too much longer though, as sadly, once again Will is getting laid off from his job. His last day was actually supposed to be last Friday, however, he still has some training that he needs to do with his boss and so he's been asked to stay an additional week.

In short, the company he has been working for for the last 8 months has been struggling financially and has to lay off most of the employees, otherwise shut their doors completely. Being that Will has been doing the finances for the company, he sort of saw this coming. So it wasn't too much of a surprise for us, but the timing of it all was. I admit for a couple of days after he told me he got the layoff warning 3 weeks ago, I was stressed. But now I look at it as a blessing because he'll get to be home to help out with the new baby for a little bit (while looking for a job as well).

We will be fine. We always are. These things always turn out to be blessings in disguises. When one door shuts, another opens.


Aunt Tessha has been in town since last Wednesday, and we are incredibly grateful for her presence. I know it is not easy for her with her chronic fatigue, but she has been a wonderful help. She has gotten up with Preston in the mornings, fed him breakfast, gotten him dressed, done our dishes, cleaned our house....Those are just a few of the things that she has done for us.

She left for the weekend to spend some time with Alisha (who is at Elizabeth & James' home),but she'll be back tonight. I'm not sure how long we'll get to have her here helping out, but for however long it is, we are grateful. Thank you.

Preston is anxious to meet his baby brother. But in the meantime, he's been having fun playing with his cars, reading books, and going for walks.

So anyway - that's the update. I have my 39 week doctor appointment tomorrow. I've been extremely exhausted and not feeling well. Maybe those are good signs that this baby is coming soon? Who knows. Most people think the hardest part is after the baby arrives, but with how I've been feeling lately (and how I felt before I had Preston), I know that for me personally it's the time before the baby comes where I really struggle. At least that is how it was with Preston. Once he arrived, it felt so good to not be pregnant anymore that I think I was on some sort of high for months afterwards and was always in a good mood. Hopefully looking forward to that once again and returning to my normal happy self.


Lori-ann said...

I would have to agree with you with the last few weeks of pregnancy are always the hardest for me too. Well, the first week home is pretty dang hard too, but after that, it slowly gets better as I can do more and start juggling things.

Thanks for the update on everyone. :)

Olya said...

Jenni, it IS a blessing , you are right. You will be fine, and you will be blessed with the job, as you are being blessed with the help ( layoff). Having a baby and a toddler is HARD. you will love having Will home.

Lots of love to you, and the baby. Come , Baby, COME!! :) you are almost there!

Dan Thomas said...

I am really glad that Tessha is there and is so much help with Preston. I am also glad that she got to spend a few days with Alisha! Will will also find him something he likes even better than his current situation! It just might be on a mountain peak so becareful what you ask for.