Anyway, I'm doing SOOOO well I can't believe how wonderful this pregnancy thing has been for me. I haven't had lots of the potential symptoms/ailments that the books explain. It's really amazing to me that I've not even really felt round ligament pain (the aching in the sides as the uterus grows larger). I have had to use the little girls room a lot more--but that's not an issue for me since there's always one accessible to me at work and home. So, here's a picture of me at 26.5 weeks (on 3-26-09) and some from today (4-6-09) in my 27th week.
Well, the Booths are getting back tonight from a little vacation. Shaun and I have been dog, fish, and chicken sitting for them. I have made a special bond with a little chicken who I have come to call "Zachery Binks"--even though it's suppose to be a girl. In my attempt to hold a chicken earlier this week, one chicken seemed to be the bravest and let me hold her. From then on, whenever I put my hands in the chicken cage, Zachery would come right over and let me pick her up. I came to adore her. She even started to close her eyes and get comfy one night. I have a new found love for this particular chicken and have learned a lot more about chickens that would have helped me in high school. ...You see in high school we did a drama class exercise where we studied and animal--portrayed it onstage--and then let it morph into a human. I chose a chicken--and became a woman who had a neck bobbing tick. It really wasn't that great of a performance. I didn't have enough one on one chicken time back then. BUT NOW!!!...I may have to do a second performance with all that I've learned. Here's me at lunch time checking in on her.
In Shaun's life, he's started his Spring quarter today. He came home excited about the classes--the 3rd class in his Biology series and another math class. Apparently, his math class only grades on the midterm and final. That's it--so, he'll have to REALLY pay attention and test well. He had a great quarter in the winter and we're looking forward to continuing that success through. Hooray for Shaun!
As far as Shaun's employment situation--in case you haven't heard--Joes Sporting Goods, where he teaches Hunters Safety may be going bankrupt completely. The future of Joes's is to be announced Friday. If they get a buyer, then cool--we keep going with Joes, if not, we will find out the timeline of how much time he has left--and then look for a new job. Maybe REI would like to have a Hunter's Safety teacher to help bring in customers and do a great community service by offering Shaun's class? We'll see. We know everything will be okay if we have faith. Well, that's all for now friends! Chow!