Good News (No, not the baby)
Nope, no baby yet.
I really have no excuse for the lack of blogging either, except that I’ve been feeling the urge to…disconnect. All of the texts, phone calls, e-mails from friends and family have been SO nice—but, to be honest, I’ve been pretty much ignoring them. I guess it’s normal to feel the urge to burrow away for the last week or so before you give birth, especially if you’ve gone past your due date. I’ve been feeling pretty uncomfortable (SO glad I’m not going to be big and pregnant in the summer months—being pregnant in March is miserable enough!), and alternating between feeling anxious, antsy, excited, terrified—you name it. So, in other words, we’ve been staying home a lot, just kind of taking in these last few days before the big change.
And eating, of course:
And now, for the good news—I got a job! Or, I guess I should say, I got a…promotion? I’ll be moving up from an adjunct instructor to a full-time lecturer at our university next year. I was a little hesitant to even apply for the position, because it involves a pretty intense teaching load—four classes in the fall, and four again in the spring. That’s a lot for anyone to take on—and we’ll have a (relatively) new baby in the house on top of it.
But, after weighing the pros and cons, I decided that I owe it to myself to at least give it a shot. And I’m actually really excited to be teaching more classes again—it was nice to have a little break from a fuller schedule this past year, but I’m looking forward to getting back into it—stressful days, piles of papers and all!
Well…hopefully this won’t be the only good news we’ll be sharing this week! We have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, and while I’m dreading hearing the i word (induction), it will be nice to get some answers about how the next few days are going to go down.
Thanks for all of the sweet e-mails, messages, and vibes you’ve been sending our way—they’re MUCH appreciated!