Sunday, September 11, 2011

Catching Up On My Week

I had a good week back in Charlotte after my labor day weekend visit to New Hampshire.  I settled back in normal routine, working, eating, walking Clyde, and I even went for a run one night, with no Vertigo issues.  Sweet!

My dinner one night was grilled shrimp, steamed asparagus, and half a potato.

I had book club on Wednesday night.  I was one of the few people in our group that had read all of One Day.

The book ended up being an unpopular choice.  Most of the group had trouble getting into it and most didn't finish it.  I really liked the concept of each chapter seeing where the two main characters were on the same day each year for about 20 years, but I felt like the idea was better than the actual story and resulting book.  I also felt kind of disconnected from the dialogue at times because everyone in the book is British and the lingo is kind of heavy on the British speak.  It wasn't the worst book I've ever read, but wasn't the best either.  I'm still planning on seeing the movie anyway though, because I like seeing how a movie about a book is done when I've read the book.  Plus, I have an obsession with movie popcorn.

We met at Yoforia for book club.  I had the usual Yoforia selection of fruity flavors and fruity toppings.

Book club night was also the only night Greg was home this week, so that was a bummer, but we still spent a little time together when I got home from work and after book club.

There's been some news I've neglected to blog about...  My brother and his wife became parents!  Ashley was about 2-3 weeks early, but everything pretty much went off without a hitch.  Her water broke in the morning, they went to the hospital, and the baby was born around 4:30pm that afternoon.
This is my new niece, Avery.

I actually did Facetime on my IPhone with my brother for a while yesterday and got to see her sitting in my brother's lap.  So cute :)  I'm looking forward to meeting my new niece in person sometime soon.

I have had a little bit of a hard time with the news that my brother has a baby.  Obviously I'm happy for him and it's a wonderful thing, but on and off through out hearing they were expecting and my struggles with TTC and miscarrying, it's been kind of difficult for me that my younger brother was successful at this before me.  It goes against my stubborn mind which has this logical order of how things should go in life, being that I'm the older sibling, got married before him, and I just feel like Greg and I should have a baby by now.  Even though I know it's stupid and that's not how like works, it's still frustrating none the less.  Greg and I also didn't get to have the first grandchild in either family, since his sister has four kids.  It's all somewhat trivial, but hard for someone wanting a baby.  This month we are back in the game and trying again, so hears hoping we have a cousin for Avery to play with soon.


Katie @ Legally Fit said...

Congrats Aunt Brittney! What a little doll.

I understand where you are coming from a bit. My (2.5 years younger) stepsister had a baby (well, he's five now) who was essentially the first grandchild for my dad. Even though it's his step-grandchild, it doesn't make a difference (as it shouldn't)- he loves him all the same. I kind of selfishly resented it at first, even though I was no where near having a baby five years ago. Plus, my dad and I are incredibly close and I wanted to give him his first grandchild. Anyway, I'm rambling- I got over it pretty quickly and I know my dad's relationship with my child will be very special :) There's no limit on love (gosh I'm cheesy).

So excited to hear you are back in the game :)

Anonymous said...

She's adorable! I can totally understand your feelings, and I can see how it would be totally frustrating. Things have a way of working out though. :)

Someday said...

I know how frustrating it is to feel upset over something that feels like it should be no big deal. It took us three years to get pregnant, for no known reason, and even though we now have a beautiful 8 month old baby, I still get a twinge of jealousy that it was so easy for them. I'm not sure how to get over it or if it will ever go away.


Liz @ runbakerace said...

Congrats on your beautiful new niece. I fully understand how you feel. After my miscarriage earlier this year, I got upset looking at any pregnant woman. I didn't understand why I had to miscarry and other women were fine. Just keep the faith :)

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