Well, honestly, life hasn't been super exciting. Thanksgiving kicked off the busy season at the kennel, and Hans and I have been so pleased with how well things are going. The only issue is that, until we hire some more people, we're also working a lot more. Hans has done a wonderful job of taking up my slack (I can't believe how much faster I wear out now), but he's starting to wear down too. So, we are looking at hiring some new people. I'd really love to get to the point where I only have to work part time and Hans can come in only as absolutely needed. As it is, I made a point this month of making sure we always have at least 1 day off a week. We need that time together.
Things in Baby-land are progressing nicely. The biggest issue I've had is putting on weight. I was starting to do well, but then I caught the flu and dropped 5 pounds in 2 days. I'm now 1.5 pounds UNDER my starting weight, and I'm worried the doctor will scold me for not taking it easy enough. Of course, the alternative would be putting on TOO MUCH weight, and I certainly wouldn't want that to happen. I'm really just trying to make healthy decisions while occasionally throwing in a high calorie option every now and then (like the cheese steak I ate tonight). I am still running, although my time has slowed considerably. I just get winded so easily now!
Hans and I are starting to really focus on preparing the nursery. I have big ideas for it, and I really just need to get in there and play with the space. I have the feeling we'll be making a trip or two to Ikea here soon.
In other big purchases news, we did do something yesterday to really focus on preparing for a family. We bought a new car!! Hans and I both LOVE our Prius, and it's been a wonderful car for the past 7 years, but on our last trip to MN it became startlingly obvious that we would never be able to fit 2 dogs, 2 adults, and a baby in it. And that's without even considering the times we've also transported the cats, other dogs, or even other people. We needed something larger...preferably something with three rows of seats. So, started looking around.
We'd been looking at the Toyota Highlander or the Toyota Sienna, but after asking other families and reading consumer reports, we finally opted for the Honda Odyssey. I completely love it. It's large enough for everyone and everything, and it's completely luxurious. I'm starting to feel a bit like a soccer mom!
|Ours is Celestial Blue. On my screen, though, this photo is showing up as more of a grey / silver.|
Well, that's about it for now. I hope all is well out in blog land!