Sunday, December 7, 2008

We have news...BIG NEWS!!!

Not the baby kind...sorry, you'll have to stay tuned for that one! :-)

Our BIG NEWS is that a couple of weeks ago - that's called being on the ball - Miles was accepted to the Master's degree program at the National Defense Intelligence College. What does that mean to all you civies? (That's military talk for civilian) It means that the Navy is going to PAY Miles to get his Master's degree...AND...the Navy is going to pay for the degree itself! :-) Not only that...but it also means that our little family will be staying on in the DC area until Miles graduates in August 2010! YIPEE! So, let me sum up...basically, my incredibly hard-working and intelligent husband is going to get to be a full-time student, and in just under 2 years he'll have his very own Master's degree!

In other news...

We have finally finished the "baby's room". This is such a HUGE step for Miles and I, not only because we obviously will be needing the space soon...but because for our entire married life we have always had that one room...a space that had only one use, to hide everything we couldn't find a place for. The room that ALWAYS had the door closed...anyone else have a space like this? Anyway, for the almost 3 years we've lived in this house, we have had an entire bedroom devoted to WHATEVER...junk, papers, books, clothes, old computer equipment, you name it! Over the last month Miles and I have spent pretty much any free moment we have (and let's be honest...as expecting parents of a 5 and 3 yr old...there is LOTS of free time!) cleaning out that room, throwing out stuff, giving away stuff, organizing what is left. Last night, we added the finishing touches...sheets on the guest bed, sheets on the crib, baby clothes hung in the closet...yep, it is now LIVABLE space! Over the last 24 hours, Miles and I have found ourselves drawn to the room...just to sit and admire the floor (which hasn't been seen since late 2006)! :-)

Anyway, good thing that we have that "nursery" all done, because our little princess to be is quickly approaching her big debut! I am currently heading to the hospital every Monday for ultrasounds, and non-stress tests...then every Thursday I head back to the hospital for another non-stress test. Then there are the doctor's appointments...spending ALOT of my time running around from babysitters to doctors and back again. According to the first ultrasound (two weeks ago), our little one was already about twice as big as she should be... SO...stay tuned, we are all pretty convinced that she'll make an EARLY appearance, and I'm hoping for sometime around Christmas! :-)

OK...I think that's about it from here...so until next time!

We love and miss you all!

13 comments:

Chapman Family said...

I wish I were there to help out!! I can't wait to see pics of this little baby of yours.... keep us posted! Love it!

Crystal said...

First off, I totally peeked in that room one time I was watching the girls and it wasn't THAT bad. :P But I understand the accomplishment of getting that done. Go you!

I'm waiting patiently for the baby notice. I'll be checking often. :)

Staci said...

The Masters news is very exciting! Congratulations!!

Congratulations on getting the room cleaned out and ready for baby. I have one of those rooms too and it needs to be cleaned out before our baby comes. The additional challenge is that is isn't only our junk room, it is also our den, so we get to be creative on relocating our den to other areas of the house. Oh what fun that will be! Post pictures of the cute nursery for us to see. Can't wait to hear about baby's arrival!

The Lee Clan said...

Way to go Miles! I am so happy for you, and to know that you get to stay in one area for a bit longer must be awesome. Yea, for the room, I totally wish that I had a room just to put the odds and ends in. Love you guys! Give the girls a big hug and kiss for us!

Jeremy said...

Miles that is so exciting that the Navy is going to pay you to get your Masters.
Okay let me tell you what we call the space we put everything.
"The room that ate the world"
LOL Yes Tam we all have that space in our house.

Lindsay said...

AWESOME! Wahy to go Miles!!! That is so awesome!

Shilae said...

Congratulations on the Master's program--that's HUGE!

And cleaning out your junk room--totally inspiring. Maybe you can come over and give me some tips on what to do with the junk in my junk room so I can have a baby room too. :)

Sarah said...

Tami! I may have already left a comment at some point letting you know I've tracked you down...or perhaps I just composed it in my head without it actually making to the computer screen. Sadly, that happens a lot. Any way, this is Sarah, of Sarah and Dan from Monterey. It is so fun to read about what you and Miles are up to! I just wish there were some pictures of you two on there! Congrats about baby number 3.

Sarah

Jenny said...

Congratulations! Very exciting news.
I can't wait for the baby announcement soon!

Lucy said...

Yeah for you!! Josh just finished his Masters, and it paid for itself, in the very first job. :) (Out of the military!) And to the other project, it's like losing weight when "dejunking". LOVE IT!!

The Person Family said...

Congrats Miles! We're very excited for you. And Tam- my fingers are crossed for your little Christmas baby. :) And just so you know- we totally have a room like that- still! Good work on getting it cleared- that's a big deal. Keep us updated!

Linds said...

Congrats on acceptance to the masters program! That is huge!!! Good work on the nursery, and I hope everything goes well until the end of your pregnancy. You've got so much going on are you even thinking about Christmas? I'd don't think I'd have room for it!

SheL said...

I have to admit... I did think it was baby news! Congrats Miles!