They say that when it rains, it pours. Well that seems to be the case with our major life events – but in a good way! A few months after finding out we were pregnant, we moved into our first home. Or I should say started moving in … because it’s been a long, drawn out process that’s been interrupted by three weddings and a trip to France, among other things. And we still haven’t got everything unpacked yet.
The last place we lived had a huge fire and the unit we rented suffered substantial water damage. A lot of our furniture was left behind because it was pretty crappy to begin with and was likely warped from the moisture. We did manage to save our TV, awesome couch, and dining set (much to my dismay). This, combined with the fact we were moving from a one bedroom condo to a three bedroom townhouse, meant that we needed A LOT of new furniture for our place.
Both my husband, Jesse, and I were never determined to have children but we did picture our future with them – maybe one or two. I think part of me never wanted to get too excited about kids because there was always a chance that it wouldn’t be in the cards for us. However, we were both open to adoption or becoming foster parents if that was the case.
Around the time we got married, we starting discussing family more and more. At some point we set a tentative date, because I felt like we might just always put if off if we didn’t have sort of a vague timeline in mind.
Wow, it’s been 4 months since I blogged. My last post was right around the time I found out I was pregnant so needless to say I’ve been a little distracted since! You may have already heard the news on Instagram but if not, we are expecting our first child in October.
Here is a brief recap of my pregnancy so far …
As we ring in the New Year, a common topic of conversation is upcoming plans for the year, especially among us runners. The icy streets and freezing temperatures have many of us daydreaming about all the spring, summer, and fall races and perusing Ultra Signup with a glass of wine and a credit card.
But not me.
Over a year ago, Jesse and I professed our love for each other in a local rose garden in front of our family and friends. We signed the paperwork, partied at our favourite restaurant, and ate wedding cake. In the following months, we occasionally got asked, “How’s married life?” Well, it’s basically the same as before, afterall we were already living together. However, here are some insights into our experience as newlyweds.