Archive for October, 2009

Third trimester here I come!

Monday, October 26th, 2009



Yup- here’s the belly, growing bigger and bigger!
I love this part of pregnancy….and here are some of the reasons why:
-baby is wiggling, jumping, moving, hiccuping all the time (feels funny!)
-If I groan while attempting to tie my shoes, Jason will tie them for me
-I get back rubs often
-I have a good excuse to use 5 pillows at night
-Playing with my bellybutton is acceptable considering it’s size
-I can still see my toes
-I get short of breath walking up a hill (which is kind of funny actually)
-3 more months and I get to hold my son!
…can’t wait…

Fall Update on work with Power to Change

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

We’ve been back from Africa for about 3 1/2 months now, and I (Jason) have gotten fully back into my work in the IT department at Power to Change. I try to send out an update about what’s going on in the ministry and how I’m involved with it (along with some personal updates) every few months. For family and friends who are interested, here’s the latest fall update.

Fall PTC Update

Placenta brain really does exist!

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I seem to remember having a lightbulb idea of what I wanted to write about on here, but now have completey lost my brain again…it’s really becoming a losing battle. Placenta – 10, Brain -1. In fact, without scaring fellow nurses too terribly out there, I made a ridiculous medication error the other day and I can’t explain it except to say that I think my placenta took all my blood from my brain and I was left with a few cells to do my work. I walked clear into a different patients room, not really remembering that my patient was supposed to be a man, and gave a random woman patient my man’s medication. What was I thinking? I have never made such a blatant error but I figure my life is over as I once knew it. Is this what motherhood will be like? Forgetting things mid-sentence, walking one direction then realizing I should be walking the other, having blank-out moments when I am not really sure what is going on….yikes. Someone reassure me I’ll get my brain back post-child!!!