Friday, March 9, 2012

a few things someone should know

First, someone in the world should know that I have been married for 13 years today.  13 Years.  You see, someone should know this because it’s fairly important and both Dent and I parted ways this morning without saying a single thing to each other about it.  I remembered later and reminded him in a text, which we laughed was very romantic.  The way life has been this week, it’s a wonder we remembered at all.  But it is momentous.  A lot went down 13 years ago, not the least of which this ever-expanding eternal family was created.  We started in small Cedar City, Utah and blindly jumped to the bright lights of Manhattan.  I cried as we left the big city behind and landed in the desert, but as we have found our little spot down here I am grateful for the adventures we have had together.  Between 4 university-and-beyond degrees, climbing a mountain and skiing down several, conquering the biggest triathlon known to man (a few times), we have also picked up a few children along the way.  It’s been a good ride and I’m excited for what’s to come. 

Second, someone should know that we confirmed this week what the world already seemed to know.. that this little human filling out my belly is indeed a little girl.  I had decided that I didn’t think I’d be surprised either way, because most thought it was a girl, but we have heretofore only made little boys.  I’m thrilled, except that I already knew what I was going to name a little boy… a girl?  Not so much.  Seneca thinks her name is Alice, which she has claimed since the beginning, but I have told her she is welcome to use that for her own daughter someday, or a doll perhaps.  We also learned that the situation in there with this little baby is not completely ideal, but for now I am at peace that this little one was very determined to get where she is and she proved stubborn again when it took two days to find out what she was.  I know she has great things to accomplish and Heaven will find a way to make it all ok. 

And lastly, it’s really not important for anyone else to know, but exhaustion has officially set in here in the Homestead.  This week has run us ragged.  My house looks like we came, we slept, we donned clean clothes and we flew out the door again, which is essentially the truth.  My children crash in their beds each night and sleep like they are dead to the world and as I crawl into my own bed with my head pounding I am grateful that no one schedules things between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and I pray for at least three hours of undisturbed slumber before someone (or dog) needs some sort of attention.  As I lay curled up on my pillow, I hug my little tummy, feel this little girlie squirm and kick and smile, knowing that all is completely right with the world.  The mister drags himself home after working more hours than one should be allowed during a day and collapses with me.  I’m sure that beneath his tired body he is happy, too.  After all, we have lots to be happy about. 

12 comments:

tenacious d said...

Ohmygosh! Happy Anniversary and congratulations on your little girl. Awww...she's going to be so well-protected by her big sister and brothers. I'm glad that you have a calm feeling about whatever situation she's in. However it turns out, she's going to thrive with you guys as her family.

The Hansen's said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Denton! 13 years is wonderful! I hope that Cody and I have managed to be half as wonderful as you guys when we make it to that point. So excited for you guys to add a little lady to your already darling littles. She and you will be in our prayers as she continues to grow and prepare for this adventure of life. Much love! And can't wait to seee you in April

Cathy said...

Oh cute! Congrats on getting a little girl. Sarah did the same thing...had to go a few times before the tech could tell she was a girl.

Katelyn & Wade said...

Tessa suggests Alaka. Lol. You're welcome.

Emily said...

Congrats!

Patria said...

Amberly!!! I'm so happy to check in and read such fabulous updates. Congratulations on the pregnancy and little girl joining your family, that's incredible. And congrats on the puppy addition- it's fun and crazy! I've dropped out of blogging and dropped out of other things that I find enjoyable, but some phases of life are just a bit intense. it sounds like you have a ton going on and it's wonderful that they are such great happenings. i'm going to be in nyc for a few days for work in august and am of course extending a few days for personal play time! maybe someday we'll get a chance to meet up in nyc again-
take care and lots of love...

Jess said...

Yay for a girl! And 13 years. Wow. We are hitting 10 in a couple of months and I can hardly believe it.

We are feeling the exhaustion over here too...wish we could get together and commiserate! :)

Krista Hegstrom said...

Congrats on your anniversary and your little girl! We love you and will keep you in our prayers

Tutz said...

THEDOSHA. Did I tell you that already? It's an idea for her name. TH - sound, dough - sha. It was the main character in a book I just read. The book was terrible. Actually, so is the name.

The Silly Witch said...

Yay for thirteen years. Yay for baby girls. Tell Seneca I think Alice is a perfectly lovely name.

Lindsay Renee' said...

Really exciting. Wonder if she'll have that blonde hair like coop? Seneca is going to love showing her the ropes of girlhood, just like Tess did with Lexi. Hope all is well with you and the fam. Things are great here on our s. phx home front. Lindsay

Annie said...

WHOOP WHOOP!!! Girls totally kick butt! And, AND they totally kick your butt. So excited for you guys!