My husband works for the forest service as a fire fighter, and spends a good portion of the hotter months of the year away or on call. Â So when we got married in February, we decided to delay our honeymoon until after the fire season was over. Â We finally bought our tickets to Peru over labor day weekend. Â On September 9, I found out I was pregnant. Â Lindsey is an old pro at the whole pregnancy thing. Â Every time she’s told me she was pregnant it was like. Â So, yeah, I’m having a baby in nine months. Â What are you going to be doing?
Me? Â I went into shock. Â How much yummy soft cheese had I digested in the last month? Â Was that last glass of wine three nights ago the end of my baby’s future? Â My body was going to change forever… in the wrong ways. Â How was I going to get a job after finishing the PhD if I also had a baby? Â And how in the world was I going to get back the money we’d spent on our Peru plane tickets? (more…)