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01 December 2009

hello again.

Did you miss me?

I'm (hopefully) back after a way-too-long absence. I'm hoping that I'll keep up with things on here from now on, though, as we have some big changes coming up...

The first is, Rob leaves TOMORROW for OCS (Officer Candidate School)! It has been a looong wait and we are so ready to finally get this show on the road! I will admit, I am going to miss him a lot, but we're lucky and he'll only be gone for a couple weeks or so before coming home for Christmas. But after Christmas we'll be sending him off for 12 weeks, so I imagine that goodbye will be a little harder. And then in March we'll find out what he'll be doing and where we'll be going.

That means, we'll be moving! We're not sure at what point I'll be joining him: it all depends on what sort of training is involved with his job. But come March, I'll be packing up the house and getting things here in order to be left (we're keeping our houses). As I've never had to move an entire household before (just me and my bedroom) I'm a little nervous about getting it done, and done well (I'm OCD about organization, and if I can't find stuff I go crazy), but I figure I'll get plenty of practice in the next 20 years.

And I get to start adjusting to life as a military wife. That too, I am a little nervous about as I still feel clueless (I think it's the kind of thing you learn through experience, not reading the little pamphlets they give you). But I'm going to do my best to keep upbeat and send Rob all my love and support while he's rolling through mud and running with 50 pounds on his back while getting his head crammed with tons of information that makes no sense to me.

But really, I am VERY excited this is all finally happening!! (especially when we start getting the paycheck!) And I think that is because I am excited for another reason...

We're having a BABY!!! I'm due June 3rd, and I've been sick as a dog. I'll be 14 weeks Thursday, so I'm hoping this pregnancy sickness crud will go away in the next couple of weeks (especially as I will no longer have Rob here to do stuff for me). It has been getting better, so I don't think I'm completely crazy hoping that. I have, of course, been terrified of another miscarriage 'cause I REALLY want this baby, but so far everything's been good. I'm starting to show (I'll have to put up a belly picture soon to see if I'm the only one who can see it), and I can't button my pants anymore, and I'm very excited to get big and fat. And feel the baby move. Oh, and we're pretty sure it's a boy (Nicola).

So yeah, that's our life for right now. And that's why I've been absent: being upright would make me puke so I've been in bed for the past two months. But I am determined to update regularly as I can now be upright and move around, and so Rob knows what we're up to while he's tracking drug dealers in the wilderness and fording rivers in all his gear (ok, so that might be a little bit of an exaggeration).

And as I'm sure you would rather not see a picture of me puking (that's about all I have to show for all this time), here is a picture of Max at his Nana's (I think it's kind of obvious that Nana's house is the fun house).

And maybe I'll get around to posting all about the fun stuff we did the past few months, before I got pregnant...


  1. Jackie!!! congratulations! so happy for you on several counts. although it'll probably be so hard saying bye to your hubbie for that long, there is a great sense of satisfaction that comes with each life step. so yay for that part in any case. and a BABY!!!!!! that is so wonderful, and i'm sorry you have been puking your guts out.. and really really hope it'll get better soon. good luck in the upcoming weeks :)

  2. Yay! That's awesome, Jackie! You are a trooper for handling all the changes that are going on around your place right now! I hope you are feeling better and that you'll be able to enjoy the rest of your pregnancy soon! Good luck with everything! I look forward to hearing updates from the harmon squad!

  3. YYYYYYYAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Excited for you!!!!!!!!! Yippie!!! I am absolutely postive that you will be a great military wife and trust me the moving gets easier and easier as time goes! If you ever need anyone to talk to or vent to I am here! Sooo happy for you guys! Max the big brother! How fun!

  4. We sure are going to miss you guys when you move :(. Any chance you will stick around so we can meet the new baby?

  5. i think max's shirt says it all. he is such a boy. i love it!

  6. Congratulations Jax! I am so happy that things are working out the way you guys hoped it would. We've got to get together before the big move!

  7. You should ask Jessica Minogue about coping with being a military wife. Not only is she experienced at it, but I think she follows some army wife blogs and such. Things are always easier to go through when you have someone who understands.

    So happy for your pregnancy and hope you get to feeling better!

  8. I'm glad you are feeling better:) Too bad I'm stuck in the house or I would come and visit or at least be at playgroups so we could talk about your soon-to-be adventure.

    I have your wrap and instruction book to give back since I have one and you'll be needing yours soon:) Do you want me to wash it or are you particular about how to care for it? This is also an excuse to visit:)

  9. *squeal* Wow! You do have tons of changes going on right now! Congratulations!! You have taken on the hardest job in the military, but, I know you're strong and you will all do just fine! Hope you're feeling better! Congrats again!!

  10. Congratulations Jackie! I hope nausea lets up soon. Best wishes to the three... I mean four of you!

  11. Wow!! Lots of things going on in your world!! But all very good and exciting things!! Fingers crossed your icky feelings will leave soon!! You said you are keeping your house.....are you going to rent it out?