i’m back

February 15, 2009

Wow, it has been a loong time since i posted last. It was never my intention to give up the blog but the last 8 months (has it really been that long) have been super crazy.  Here’s what we’ve been up to:

moved to a new (and cheaper) apartment in lansing

found out madelyn was actually going to be a boy

taught an online history course

helped plan my baby shower with LG (so sweet of her)

went on home bed rest in July (one month)

cancelled baby shower because of bed rest : ( 

watched a lot of TLC and fretted about my stagnant dissertation

went on hospital bed rest in August (one month)

taught myself to knit socks

had a beautiful baby boy  – Carter James  6 lbs 7oz  Sept 9, 2009 – 3 weeks early, induction that ended in a semi-emergency c-section 

mom visited for two weeks to help out while i recovered

two weeks after carter was born I went back into the hospital for about a week with mastoiditis 

struggled with breastfeeding (kept going but I have to supplement)

canoodled Carter

read the twilight series

tried, unsuccessfully, to get some dissertation work done

spent a whole lot of money to fix our car 

went to Canada for a few days at Christmas

moved to Tennessee a few days after Christmas

went to Chicago  a few days after moving to Tennessee 

been working on my dissertation at a steady pace  – hoping to finish by May.

Well, there it is in a nutshell.  it has been really busy at the Dalrymple household and I have not had much time, and frankly little motivation, to blog.  But, I am back.  I will be updating sporadically until the dissertation is done.  After May I hope to do it more regularly.  When I am finished writing my dissertation I am going to be decorating Carter’s room (which is currently serving a dissertation central) like this:

Carter's Room Plans