Hi. I am not dead.

This sad, sad little blog has been abandoned. Poor thing. There’s a lot going on in my world right now, and for some reason I think of this space as diet-and-exercise and weight-loss related. That’s not really where I am right now (though I could sure use a swift kick to get my nutrition in gear).

So! In the spirit of old times, how about some bullet points?

  • Let’s start with the bad news. I should weigh about 145 right now to be “normal.” If I had maintained all my loss, I’d still be at 161. Instead, I’m right at 185ish. I know! But it’s okay: I know healthy practices, I know how to treat myself well, I know what I need to do. Not about weight, just about wellness. It’s all good.
  • Now! Good news: my PhD program is progressing and I am 100% officially DONE with classes! That went super-fast, right? Now I have the next two years to pass my comprehensive exams and write my dissertation.
  • Better news: I’M PREGNANT!!! Only 8 weeks, so it’s super-early, but I’m super-excited. So excited, in fact, that I went and picked up furniture already and every time I think about it, I squeal “there’s a CRIB in my house!!!”

Lee & I planned this pregnancy so that the baby will be born after my exams and before I get too far into the dissertation. I have so many women in my life who struggle with infertility that I didn’t really know what to expect and didn’t take for granted that this would be fast or easy. I figured we’d try through August, and then see what happens. Surprisingly, we got pregnant quickly. Now we’re praying constantly for a big fat healthy baby! Unofficial due date is November 30th. Baby by Christmas!!

This is so exciting for my family, but it’s also hard. I have a cousin who is 31, and she has been trying to get pregnant for the last four years. Her husband is an officer in the Air Force, and he’s constantly leaving for duty or specialized training. I absolutely hate that while he’s off fighting for our freedom, Lee & I are getting pregnant at the first try. Their infertility is completely unexplained–there are no physiological causes that have been identified. Nobody understands why this happens, and I only pray that Candace and Jason will get their baby soon! Candace doesn’t live nearby and hasn’t said anything to me about the pregnancy, but I know she knows. It’s hard for her, and I wish I could fix it. 😦

But! We all know God has a plan for every family!

I also have a cousin (other side of the family) who decided to try for her second baby and got TRIPLETS! Out of the blue! The babies are due in 6 weeks, and although she’s on bedrest, the pregnancy has gone incredibly well. Triplets are coming soon, and that means a summer of baby boot camp for me!

So yeah, babies everywhere. Also, books everywhere. Time to get back to studying! One exam in August, two in September!


6 Responses

  1. Holy BABY! 😀 😀 😀 😀 Congrats with your …everything!

  2. Awwweee…Meggs….so happy for you and Lee both. The beginning of an amazing journey for you guys as a family! Jason and I are trying but it looks like we will need help…not the way we were hoping to go but life is what it is…Thrilled for you….glad that it is happening for you guys.

    I went through the same thing about my blog being weight related….when it really isn’t anymore…so I wrote a post basically saying that whereas I might have weight related posts every now and then, from now on it is really just a life blog…

    You have a lot on your plate for sure….but I would love it if we got a “LIFE” post from ya every now and then 🙂

    Love and all of the very best thoughts, prayers and wishes being sent your way…


  3. YAY!! Congratulations! Wanna know something funny? We’re pregnant too! GAH! I go tomorrow to get details, but we’ll be arriving at the doctor’s office with our 11 day old son to find out when he’ll be a big brother before the end of the year!

  4. GAH! You updated after I begged you to and I hadn’t been back since and now this! I am so thrilled for you and Lee! Holy crap and Lacy and Kim! All these babies at one time! Awesome! Totally! YaY! You guys are going to be such amazing parents!

  5. SO many reasons to say THANK YOU JESUS!

    I love you girls, and have missed you. And here we are, years already out from our big choice, and God is carrying us along to new chapters.

    You each (Kim, Kim, Jil, Meg) are in my heart. xoxoxo

  6. Congratulations to all of you!!! 🙂 Lots of little babies in the future! 🙂

    I’ve missed your blogs, Meg! Like Jil, I’d love the random life update.. you’ll have lots to update us on in coming months! 🙂

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