It has been forever since I last updated my little blog here. I could come up with tons of excuses, etc., etc. but I decided against that. The truth is I always put it off because I think I can get to it at the end of the day when I’m done with everything else. But I get distracted with some other task, and then slap my forehead at my forgetfulness around midnight when I’m finally down for the night…”Shoot, I forgot again.” So that’s the truth and I apologize.
Since it has been quite awhile I decided to update y’all on what’s been up, Cliff’s Notes version. Here goes:
1. I did my doula training through DONA…yay!! I attended the workshop, am reading and re-reading the required reading and researching every aspect of the field as much as possible and am loving it. I’m currently volunteering through a local group that provides birth support for teens and low-income women and have recently attended my first birth as a doula, post-training. I am so excited to be moving forward with my certification and feel so humbled and honored to be included in such a wonderful group of women (and men, too!).
2. We bought a new house. Yep! Felt like a long search, but I guess looking back it really wasn’t. We each had our own lists of what we were looking for but when we found it we both felt it. We moved in this June and quickly unpacked to make it home. It’s a great neighborhood, double the space (more to clean, ack!), the kids are loving it and we even have a pool (that was on my list LOL).
3. Hawaii, we finally did it. After 17 years of marriage (really, 17?) we visited Kenny’s stomping grounds of the Big Island. He grew up there but it’s been so long since he visited that this was such an important trip for our whole family. Military deployments or training, pregnancies, 3 small children and conflicting schedules seemed to complicate plans throughout the years, but I must say that finally getting out there was a most wonderful experience for us all. And honestly, I think it was the right time with the kids being just the perfect ages to truly appreciate it all.
4. Surrogacy…what? Yes, I’m at it again. I’ve decided on one last journey and it’s on. Well, almost. We did the medical screening this past spring and I’ve been matched since. We’re looking at a late September transfer which falls perfectly into what I was hoping for this pregnancy (a summer delivery would be awesome). I know things can change (been there, done that) but positive thoughts, people.
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen…my Cliff’s Notes version of an update on moi. Did I do good?