Monday, March 31, 2008

Opening Day

About 10 minutes ago, Justin Verlander hopped up on the mound, for the beginning of the 2008 Detroit Tigers baseball season. I never really watched much baseball until I met Curtis. And now, I can say I am officially addicted. I am so addicted, that I just went out to my car to listen to the lineup and the first few pitches. I know, you can say it. I am a dork.

I have been waiting for this day, since we ended our 2007 tour as sadly as we did. It was a let-down year for us Tigers' fans. But, this year, we are back. And we have the lineup to prove it. I am excited and overjoyed to finally see this season kick-off. And even though it's a little rainy, it sure does feel like Spring. Finally.

And now I have to Tiger is batting.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I've Been Busy......Gestating.

Yes, you read that correctly. I have waited a little while to share some big news with you, Internet. We are having a baby. This little one's expected arrival is October 15.

Yesterday, was the start of week 11. I am feeling a little better, and a little bit more like posting here. It's amazing to me how much being pregnant truly sucks the life out of you. I am getting over my sloth like disposition, and in return, I will be sharing a lot more of the goings on here in this place. I am looking forward to that. I want to be sure this kid has all of the details of what mommy and daddy had to go through to prepare for him/her.

So, let's talk about gut reactions. You want to know what mine is?? I think this one is a boy. I haven't had any wacky dreams to solidify this thought, but something is telling me it's a boy. Those of you that know me, also know that I don't gamble, because I am horrible at this game. I could be way off. Actually, knowing me, it would be best to assume that what I think and what is true are actually opposites of each other. So therefore, it's a girl. For sure, it has to be.

In any case, we are thrilled and excited to bring this little one into the world. Being the planner that I am, I am already scoping out strollers, and car seats and nursery furniture. In fact, the nursery is already cleaned out. Something I told myself I would not do until the end of the 1st trimester. So much for that. The excitement of carrying this child is overwhelming. To know that one day very soon I will feel flutters in my tummy, that will eventually turn into painful rib jabs, and that I will have a somersaulting kid in there, is really quite miraculous. It sounds so cliche, but it really is just that. A miracle. And God has blessed us after wanting this for a very long time. And for that, we are thankful.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Prospect of a Sunroof

I was behind a beautiful Porsche Carrera yesterday. Stopped at a light. There was a father and son "team" inside. I saw the Dad's arm raise to open the sunroof. They spun around the corner, and Dad gave it some gas. He slowed down a bit, just enough for me to slide up next to him (yes, I was passing this Porsche!). They were laughing; ecstatic at the prospect of a sunny day, spring weather, and a sunroof.

Then Dad raised his arm again and closed the sunroof.

We are almost there. But not quite. We can smell it in the air. The birds are chirping, the snow is melting, and for once, I feel like doing SOMETHING.