Meagan Musing: August 2008

Meagan Musing



We have very big news:

We're going to have a baby! I'm at the end of my first trimester and am due March 7th. We went in for our first ultrasound on August 6 and discovered that I was three weeks further along than I'd thought. We were shocked to gain three weeks, but it meant we were able to see our little bean's heartbeat and everything looked great. We are just so thrilled to be starting our own little family.

I've felt pretty good so far, thank goodness. I've mostly just been exhausted, but I'm starting to get some of my energy back now that I'm nearing my second trimester. Brian's hoping this means I may start cooking again. Or it could just mean I take 30 minute naps instead of two hour naps. Ha!

So now that I can blog about what I've been spending most of my time thinking about I'm sure I'll be around quite a bit more so check back for updates. Brian and I appreciate all your prayers for a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby!



Reading as an Olympic Sport

Brian calls the summer Olympics the Super Bowl of swimming. As a swimmer it's not too often that the whole country gets super excited about his sport, and so Michael Phelps is a very popular guy in our house this week.

I've been staying up way too late watching all the swimming and gymnastics and beach volleyball. I always forget how much I enjoy the Olympics in the two years that they're not on TV.

I've also been reading the Stephenie Meyer Twilight series books. They are just so much fun, and they're quick reads since they're technically Young Adult books so you can knock 'em out pretty fast. Which is good, because I've joined a book club and Breaking Dawn is most definitely not our first book.

I'm supposed to be reading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini who wrote Kite Runner. I hear it's an amazing book, and I loved his first novel, but I'm having a hard time putting down the high school romance to read the grownup book club book. At least I have until Aug. 27 before we meet. Surely I can find the time to finish it before then.

I'm in a serious cooking rut. We eat the same things for dinner all.the.time. Does anyone have any great suggestions for healthy, fast meals that I can throw together and not have to do much actual cooking? That's probably asking too much. It's just that when it's 100 degrees outside I really don't have the energy to hang out in the kitchen for more than 15 minutes at a time. I guess I'll just have to wait until October to start cooking again. I'm sure Brian won't mind at all.