Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Last night, Greg and I watched the movie "Terminal", starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones and directed by Stephen Spielburg. It was way better than I expected. From the synopsis on the back of the jacket, it didin't seem to be like much of a story, but it was very funny, touching, and alltogether a really good story, acted out by great actors.

Usually I shy away from movie reccomendations, since different people are sensitive to different stuff, but I think this one would largely appeal to a broad audience.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Dangerous Cold

This morning Andrew and I had plans to walk down the street (1-1/2 blocks away) to the Scrapbook Nook, a little scrapbooking botique, to get some supplies so that I could work on some Christmas presents. Our plans are no longer though, as I found that it is -19 degrees outside. OHMYGOSH! I forgot how cold it gets up here. As I sit by the computer, which is facing a large window, I can feel the frigid air seeping in, making me shiver even in my sweatpants and hoodie. Craziness, I tell you! Greg only has a half day today though, so I'll be able to drive there around lunchtime.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

All about Tiny

In the past two weeks I've started to feel the baby move. At first I wasn't sure, but now there's been times when it's unmistakable. The baby is about 5 inches sitting height (the way they measure them until they're born), and getting stronger and more active all the time, so I know I'll be feeling more than I want pretty soon!

Up until now, it's been very difficult for me to connect emotionally with this baby. I felt bad about it at first, because I was attached to Andrew right away within the first week of discovering that I was pregnant. When I talked to my mom about it, she pointed out that at this point the baby is only making my life more difficult, and I already have Andrew to pour all my attention and love into. She assured me that in time, everything would work out.

Today was the first day that I felt real love for this baby. That sounds terrible, but the only way I can explain is that before now, I've simply felt nothing towards it personally. It's just been a pregnancy, and even that I've hardly been able to really believe, so it's not been all that real to me on any level. Today though, I was sitting in the car while Greg was doing some Christmas shopping. Andrew was sleeping in the back and I was reading a book. Suddenly I felt the baby flip around, and at that moment I felt this pulse of love for the little person.

I can hardly recapture the feeling even now as I write this, but I know that I felt it, and I know that the feeling will grow as the baby does, and soon I will be just as full of love for this person as I am for Andrew.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Oh Wow

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Hey everyone! My appologies to everyone for not keeping in touch a little better (for those of you who actually check this blog regularly). Although I have to say, I don't know anyone else who shares their lives as often as we do. But that's another topic for another day.

Our big news: we have a new addition to our family! The little person will be making their apperance sometime around mid-June. Just to clear things up: we will not find out the gender beforehand, so you just have to wait. Also, we will decide on names, but will not tell you until the person is born. So once again, you'll just have to wait. Interestingly enough, the "just have to wait" idea has now become a trend among celebrities, and I think it's because of our bright and shining example. The element of suprise is back in style!

For a few months, Greg and I had ben considering the idea of adding someone to the family. We happen to like Andrew quite a bit, and also, he's just so damn cute. So at some point, I finally came to the point where I said, yes, I think we should start "trying" soon.

I went to the doctor for an unrelated thing (my arms have been itchy all summer -- sun allergies or something!! [?]). While there, I just told him any symptom I could think of that I had, and he decided to run a series of tests just to rule things out. Army doctors are funded like crazy, and we don't have to pay them anything, so they like to just do all kinds of stuff if you let them. One of these tests was a pregancy test.

After my visit, I told Greg about the various tests, and we went on with our day. The next morning I woke up to a message on my cell phone "Mrs. Darling, the reason you have these symptoms is because you are pregnant." I couldn't believe it, so I had to listen to the message a bunch of times (5 times actually, I counted) before I would call Greg. OHMYGOSH! So as it turns out, while I was considering getting pregnant in the near future, I already was! I called the doctor just to hear it "live" he confirmed it, probably while making "koo-koo" signs to the nearby nurses ("These crazy pregnant people!")

So that's that! As of this week's Thursday I will be 15 weeks pregnant.

Click here to see an ultrasound of a 14 week baby

Roselle Family 2004

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This picture was taken just after Thanksgiving. A whole lot of anguish to set up, but worth it in the end. From the looks on our faces, you'd never know! =)