Should we lighten it up a bit in here and do a family update?
We got to see Moglett #3 last week. We were at a perinatal specialist and it was so freaking cool to receive a long, detailed ultrasound. The kids did well. They humored us and listened to the heartbeat for a few seconds. Harper was the most intrigued. She is stoked to have a baby in the house in a few months.
On Halloween, the kids trick-or-treated for two-and-a-half hours. They were among the first out and the last back home. Insane! The number of full-size candy bars in their buckets was impressive. They've since been stashed in the back of a cabinet. Harper was beautifully spunky and Jake was all business. He takes being a SWAT officer seriously. These two (and the littlest) hold my heart.
Jake started adding the baby into his bedtime prayers. Listening to him pray for the baby's well-being is adorable and heartwarming. How did we get so lucky to raise this caring little boy? That being said, he is every bit the older brother. He enjoys torturing Harper as much as she enjoys torturing him. He was a bit taken aback the other day when I informed him I knew exactly what he was doing because I have two brothers. I know the sibling torture routine.
Miss Harper will be in preschool after the holidays. How did that sneak up so fast?! She's ready. More than ready. At one she was marching into Jake's class, socializing, and making herself at home. We're keeping our fingers crossed that she gets the same wonderful teachers her brother had.
Christmas is right around the corner. Is it weird that Thanksgiving has always been like a required pit stop between Halloween and Christmas? I have plenty of gratitude, but the holiday itself has always fallen flat for me. Cooking such a large meal for the family is a ton of work while pregnant. This year I'm going to try to make plenty of food beforehand so my back isn't wrenched and braxton-hicks contractions aren't screaming at me when all is said and done.
Then it's on to Christmas!!! We *might* already be listening to Christmas carols and window shopping. Like, it's playing right now while I type this. We stretch out the holiday season as long as we can. Matt is kind enough to oblige me. Last year he even let me put up the dining room Christmas tree before Thanksgiving! For someone who's always wanted me to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate, that was huge.
Me? I've decided our current life situation stops and reverses now. This is ridiculous, unnecessary, and not good for my family or pregnancy. It's time to step into my power more than ever. I'll do whatever it takes to pull my family out of where we're sitting. The time is now. The past is done. I release it and move forward into greatness. Period. Which brings me to the next blog post...
Tomorrow look for a post on my experience and whatnot. My Instagram story followers know it’s coming. I say this confidently: professionally I’m a talented, knowledgeable badass. It’s time you know how quick and skilled I am at reading a room, people, and situations. People love going to coffee with me because of the insights I can provide into their lives. You need to know how well I can look at management and tell you who or what is a mess. Or my ability to look at developing/developed programs and identify shortcomings and gaps. That was an important part of my bread and butter for almost a decade. I found problems and made sure they got fixed. It was a team environment that harnessed individual and group work. I’m well-rounded, intelligent, and don’t take anyone’s nonsense. I’ve interviewed tons of people on all rungs of the professional ladder for detailed information, resources, and to scope out things that aren't...shall we say above board?There is so much depth within my skills and talents.
My personal and professional lives marry together into one heck of a package. Tomorrow I’m opening up and letting you know it. See you there!!
P.S. Yes. I cursed in two blog posts in a row. Not usually my branding or style. I’m reigning it in going forward ;).