Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My favorite things...

Had kind of a rough day today... Let's not get into the details. In an effort to lift my spirits, I have decided to make a list of some of my favorite things that I happen to have around.

1. Husband

2. Blankets

3. Harvest Moon. Now in my tummy.

4. A good book. Right now that is the The Irresistible Henry House.

5. Hot Chocolate. There is some sitting by my bed.

6. Healthy turkey pepperoni pizza. Had some for dinner.

7. Pumpkin Spice Latte. Might have to grab one in the morning.

8. Feeling great on a longer run. Hoping to run in the morning.

9. The smell of the rain and fall in general.

10. Husband. He deserves being on the list twice. :)

There are way more things to add to the list but I thought 10 was a nice even number. Here's hoping that tomorrow is a much better day!!

Good night.

Love, Mrs. Janney

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Unsolicited Opinions

Lately, or ever since I got married, I have been given everyone's (including perfect stranger's) unsolicited opinions regarding appropriate family planning. Apparantly, I look confused about when my husband and I should start having a family.

The fact that I have TWO college degrees, have travelled the world, and have been financially independent and debt-free for years obviously doesn't qualify me to make my own life choices without the help of others.

Today I was given the opinions of 3 construction workers. I was actually on a job site, inspecting fill, when THEY brought it up. SERIOUSLY!!

Friends, coworkers, MY PARENTS!! Everyone with opinions about how we should wait. I am not saying we want to have a baby right now. I am not saying that we don't. But keep your opinions TO YOURSELF!!! I don't tell you about how your should change your job or clean your house or even how you should eat. So why do people think I care AT ALL about their opinion on the status of MY UTERUS.

Today my mom gave me an ultimatum about when I have kids. And she implied that my dad didn't want me to have kids soon because he didn't want "the drama." That is hurtful.

I've kind of calmed down, but still... I hate the idea that if I don't conform my family planning to other people's schedules, people will think it is tragic. I don't understand how a stable, married couple having a baby isn't anything other than a great thing.

But that's just me.

Love, Mrs. Janney

Monday, September 13, 2010

100 Days

We have been Mr. and Mrs. Janney for 100 days! We are now in the triple digits. :)

We have had a completely hectic 100 days, filled with work accomplishments, family emergencies, the celebration and birth of a best friend's baby, work stresses, and a couple of trips. The summer was so crazy and we (or at least I) am ready for fall.

In these 100 days, I have learned that Phil and I may fight, but we just have to work it out and we will. There will be stressful things, but we are there for each other. We are learning.

I love you like crazy baby!! Happy 100 days. :)

Love, Mrs. Janney

Monday, September 6, 2010


Now that it is Labor Day (which I have spent working), Phil says I can say it is FALL. Fall is my FAVORITE time of year by far. I think it is because it before the holiday season, it is cold and starting to rain, but isn't really cold and wet yet, and it smells so good. I think the smell has to do with rotting leaves, which doesn't sound like it would smell good but it does. That combined with apple cider and pumpkin... AMAZING!!

So... to celebrate the start of fall, I am getting myself one of these tomorrow:


Love, Mrs. Janney

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Braxton Douglas

This week has been kind of crazy because JOANNA HAD HER BABY!!!

I was super excited because (and this is going to sound bad), but since he was earlier than expected (I think her due date was off) her mom wasn't going to be here for the delivery. That left one spot open in the delivery room for... ME!!! I tried to make myself super useful so Joanna wouldn't be annoyed I was there, but there is only so much you can do. I did take my fancy camera I bought myself for my birthday and tried my hand at birth photography. That may sound gross, but it isn't. Nothing revealing or gross. Just some nice pictures of Braxton's journey into the world. :)

Joanna got to look at some of the pictures on my camera while things were finishing up at the hospital but hasn't seen that actual images yet (I guess she's busy or something). I won't share much here because I don't have her permission yet, but I CAN'T HELP MYSELF!! He is so stinking cute.

Joanna really hasn't ever held a baby before, but let me tell you, she is a NATURAL. The second they handed him to her, she looked like she had been holding babies her whole life. And Josh's face during the whole process was PRICELESS. We kind of thought he would cry when Braxton was born, but he didn't. Instead he had this look for absolute amazement and excitement. It was so cute.

So I ended up going about 40 hours with like and hour and a half of sleep through the process. Totally worth it, but I am TIRED. Not nearly as tired as these guys will be though...

Welcome to the world, Little Man!!! I am so excited to be your Auntie! :)

Love, Mrs. Janney

P.S. - The nurses in the maternity ward of the Corvallis Hospital totally ROCK!! Thanks so much for being totally awesome.
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