Chad, Jessica, Jet and Aijiahlyn

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jet Jay Durfee has arrived!

Here he is! Jet arrived exactly 1 week ago....July 16th, 2009 2:58 pm. Sorry it's taken so long to post, but surely you can understand.

Things are off to a great start, and Chad and I are happier than ever. We didn't know how cute he would It has been wonderful spending so much time with our families, and sharing the joys of a newborn baby.

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Stomping Grounds

We're MOVING! In about a month, we'll be in La Pine, Oregon because Chad got a teaching job there. It's about 20 miles south of Bend.

There are some definite pros and cons to this move, but I'm more happy than sad.


Chad has a full-time job, and has gotten off to a great start with the administration at the school.

I will be able to focus more on being a mom, instead of working full-time at home, and trying to figure out how to raise a was going to be a juggling act I was freaking out about.

La Pine is great for outdoor recreation....which we both LOVE! Mountain biking, hiking, golfing, trail running, and oodles of good stuff.....SCHWEET!

Property and houses are really affordable, and almost all the houses come with an acre of land...which appeals to both of us, and Dakota....we're so happy for her, the little running fanatic.


Moving away from family is the big whopper and pink elephant! I was so excited to have family around while we're raising our little boy....mostly because it makes it more fun, because you get to share the joys, and feel connected and all that wonderfulness. BIG BUMMER. Luckily, we're only an hour and 45 minutes away, so it's not too bad. I have actually never moved away from'm excited and eeksy at the same time.

It's a small town. This could be a good thing. We'll see how we like it. But, it's still close to Bend, and we're not'll see.

Moving all our stuff after just having a baby, isn't the best timing, but all we have to do is survive when it comes down to it.

So.....that's the big news. Yah-hee!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

He's just about here!

Just an update for everyone to let you know things are going smoothly.

Baby due: July 14th

I have not had one contraction....not even a Braxton Hicks contraction

I can still walk least I feel like I can, I don't know if it looks like I can.

Dr. says everything is on schedule, and everything looks good.

It's nice to say, "I'm due in a week," when people ask, "When are you due?" because then they aren't thinking, oh my gosh, she is that big and she's only 7 months!

I think my belly is really weird looking when I take pictures. It's looks fine in the mirror, and when I look down at it, but when I take a looks like I literally have a basketball under my's sticks out so far! It looks like it's going to detach and float away....well...not float away....more like drop with a huge THUD....that's sad....I like the floating scenario better.

I have been sleeping pretty well considering it's pretty much impossible to get comfortable....and when I roll over, I can feel the baby shifting from one side to the other....and it hurts.


Excited and subtle freaking out. I hope I'm a good mom. I hope I don't dislike being a mom. I know it will be hard, but I know it's right, and I'm really excited for our family. It will be fun to be parents together. People either tell me, "Oh, you're going to have SO MUCH fun," or they say, "Your life is going to change SO MUCH (in a negative tone)." I know both statements are true, but the latter is so dismal. I like my life now, but I know the things that I will have to sacrifice are less important than raising a healthy, happy little tike. It will take some adjusting, but they will be good adjustments. Everything will be fine. Gooz-fraw-baw.

A few weeks ago I was really sick of being I'm kinda past it (at this point, I practically feel like I don't know any different....I know that's sounds exaggerated, but it's how I honestly feel)....but during that time I wrote a letter to my pre-pregnant self to get the emotions out in a fun way. I hope it's somewhat amusing.

A melodramatic, self-indulgent ode to a single-bodied life

Dear body,

What’s it like to roll over in bed, and have it be easy?

What’s it like to lie in the bathtub, and not have your belly get cold because there is no way that its mountainousness could be submerged in the warm water too, unless you overflowed the tub?

What is like to attempt to run for a few yards, and not feel like a clumsy hippo?

Because, I CAN BARELY REMEMBER!!! You see, I have had an extra person inside for quite some time, and I’ve forgotten what it is like to just be me.

What’s it like to not be surprised at your width every time you happen upon your reflection?

What is it like to not feel like Saturn in a dress?

What is like to feel pretty, and not “glowing”? I’m sick of “GLOWING.” What is that anyway? They can’t say you look pretty, cuz you don’t, but you still look reasonably tolerable, so they say you’re “glowing?”

What is it like to just be Jessica, and not be Jessica and baby? This multiple person thing is really tweakin me.

Love, Jessica (in the present)

Well, sorry to talk so much about the pregnancy, but that's the main event in my life these days.