It's been awhile interwebs... it's been a long, long while.
The last time I posted, we thought I was pregnant, but didn't know for sure. Now, I am pretty sure that I'm pregnant or a very patient and kind alien hostess... or both.
There's been a lot to think about and a lot to process and not as much energy as there used to be. So I apologize for the time apart, but any personal writing that I've been doing lately has been letters to our sweet Baby Bean. Now that most of my work projects are wrapping up and I'm not spending my days on the couch trying not to barf my guts out (First trimester, you're kind of a b*tch.) I find that I have more time to sit and be still and think and write and prepare for this latest adventure.
We are beyond excited to meet this little booger of ours. We are eight weeks away from our due date and it is all starting to feel very imminent. In the first trimester, I thought I would be pregnant forever. Now I find myself wanting to both savor this limited time and to rush to the grand finale and meet Baby Bean Jaramillo face-to-face. Don't get me wrong, this whole knee-to-ribs or fist-to-bladder thing is working just fine for now, but I think face-to-face will be my favorite type of interaction.
I know that I've said it time and again, but it's worth repeating that I married the best man. He has been the most patient, kind, strong, engaged, and loving partner in this pregnancy. He has read and researched much more to prepare for our birth experience than I have. He is nesting much more productively than I am. (I tend to get distracted with a nap... or two!) Chris wants to feel every kick and be at every appointment. I can't wait to watch this baby grow up with such an amazing man as his/her father. I am beyond thankful to have him by my side for all that is ahead.
So internet, I'm back... for now. Jaramillo family updates will hopefully be back in your newsfeed on a semi-consistent basis.
Here's what you missed:
We're expecting a baby in August.
We've moved to a bigger apartment.
Baby and momma have flown to Austin (TX), Boulder (CO), Albuquerque (NM), Oakland (CA), and Seattle (WA) in our short time together... we're ready to sit at home and relax a little until the "big day."
Chris is starting graduate school in the fall.
We'll fill you in on more as soon as mom wakes up from her latest nap.