I’m Back–With Lots of BIG News!

Hello, and I’m back!! I had to take a break from blogging for the first part of this year, with lots of big changes going on in my life. But lucky for you, I’m back and ready to talk about what’s happening in Our Little Ivory Tower!

Here’s the first piece of news:

Guess what?!

Guess what?!

Big enough for you???? We found out in November that our life was going to change DRASTICALLY in 9 months and couldn’t be any more thrilled. We got to share the news with our parents at Christmas by giving each set of parents a baby book and ultrasound picture. There was a lot of screaming, tears, and hugs–and I think it’s safe to say this first grandchild on BOTH SIDES is going to be very loved (and very spoiled!) We have decided NOT to find out what we’re having {yes, I know that’s crazy!} so we are preparing as best we can with neutral tones. I can’t wait to show our nursery progress with you as we get further along.

I am at 32 weeks today, so we only have about 2 months left to prepare until the little bambino is here. He or she is incredibly active and has been looking great at my doctor’s appointments. I have been feeling pretty well, but the swelling has been getting worse and worse, and sleep is getting harder and harder to come by. I miss margaritas, sushi, and being able to comfortably bend down to pick something off the ground. I also miss wearing my wedding ring, which became impossible to get on and off about a week ago. Darn you summer pregnancy!

Here’s the second piece of news:

I got a new job! On May 12 I had my first day at ACT in Iowa City as a Product Marketing Associate and it has been a whirlwind since. I’ll be working on marketing their K-12 products including the ACT Test and the new ACT Aspire. While I miss my amazing coworkers from my old job SO MUCH, I’m really excited about my future with ACT and am already loving working full-time in a marketing role. I can’t wait to see where it will go from here.

I think that is enough news for today. Next weekend we’re taking a mini-“babymoon” to Milwaukee, then in coming weeks we have a LOT of work to do to prepare for the baby, and a baby shower at the end of June. We’re also trying to enjoy quality time together while it’s just the two of us, work on projects in and around the house, and getting a few rounds of golf in.

Have a great weekend, and I promise to be back soon!

Dory is resting up for the baby

Dory is resting up for the baby


3 thoughts on “I’m Back–With Lots of BIG News!

  1. So much happening in one year. New job, baby on the way & lots to look forward to. So excited for the baby to be born & yes I’m sure your right saying he or she will more than likely be spoiled on both sides. Love the photo of Dory too! So cute!

    Brenda Ivory

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