Dizzy from the Up and Down #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee, I guarantee it would be decaf for me because this week has provided enough of life’s caffeine and I can’t take anything else that might cause me to be more emotional than I’ve already been.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I found out this week that the bee stinger in the 12 week ultrasound was indeed a penis. I’m having a boy! I’d tell you that it wasn’t the practical choice for me (easier for two girls to share a room and to share the clothes I already have) but I’m happy to have the experience of raising a girl and a boy. Lord knows we need more wonderful men in this world so I’m happy to contribute to raising one. We also found out that for many of the congenital abnormalities that occur at higher rates due to my age, the baby is at a low risk. I knew this deep down, but it’s nice to have it sussed out by a blood test.

I’d tell you on the same day I found out about my boy, I found out that another boy lost their life. A young man who was my student for nearly three years and who graduated just this last May, passed away from leukemia on the 24th of July. I still can’t believe it. I wrote about him here.  Many people have asked me the question why I keep a blog and for me this post answered it. I write to process information, to keep sane, to honor and in this particular case, to remember.

I’d tell you this weekend has been an incredibly busy one so far and it isn’t over yet! Friday afternoon and evening were spent with family, celebrating the formal adoption of my nephew – what an awesome thing to witness. I’m so happy for my sister and brother-in-law…and for my nephew.

I went to a baby shower on Saturday and Sunday will be filled with play dates for both the small person and the adults.  The little monkey will be getting together with her future kindergarten buddies for a midday picnic…and we will be getting together here with some old friends of mine in the evening…ones I’ve known for over 20 years, including one I’ve not seen since she moved to Texas a few years ago.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you if you thought I’d be able to catch up on all the sleep I didn’t get this weekend, next weekend…and I really hope you’d tell me yes. For now, though…

I’m dizzy from the up and down..


By Joy

I'm 42, a remarried mom of an 8 year old girl and a toddler son, a teacher, and a writer. People tell me I tend to be brutally honest and ...tell it like it is, so I had hoped to use this outlet to keep me sane while I got used to my new life as a stay-at-home Mom back when I was home with my daughter....it worked. And it's been therapeutic through the end of a marriage and the emergence of me...


  1. So happy to hear a BOY!!! And give my best wishes to your sister and family on their wonderful news … and for heaven’s sake, get some rest tonight … time for y.o.u. !!

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