Saturday, May 12, 2012

Everything Happening at Once (Read While Hopeful)

So like, it's almost Mother's Day--my first without Blue--and I want to post something poignant and meaningful, but I am just bursting at the seams to share some good news. Then I can go back to being poetic and shit.

AFF got a new name this past week: Mr. E!

Please think this new nickname is as hilarious as I think it is. We got married on May 10 in New York City, in front of two of my good friends who live in NYC (Mr. E and I live 90 miles away), a photographer, and a friend who helped us get to the City Clerk's office and carry our stuff around during the photo shoot. Here we are (identity reveal alert!):

In future posts I will talk about how much crap our families gave us for getting married when "we hardly knew each other." But we're happy and that's what matters. And, there's more good news...

I'm 16 weeks pregnant! I just went for it. We just went for it. I will talk a LOT more about getting pregnant so soon after loss (5 months, maybe not that soon, but I had to go out and find a whole new dad and all). I had an ultrasound to measure my cervix the other day and everything looked good. So I can stop worrying about an incompetent cervix (right?). You know what's funny? I've been thinking maybe I've felt the baby move so far, but as I write this post I have felt 3 undeniable baby flutters. And, there's more good news...

I got a job! I'm going to be a worker's comp attorney. Just like I always dreamed! Just kidding. But I'm really excited to have this thing called a stable income. And I like to learn new stuff and this qualifies. I'll be in a satellite office of a pretty big Philadelphia law firm, so hopefully they won't freak out when I tell them I'm pregnant my first day on the job.

Last (and least) we sign a lease on an apartment next week, to move in June 1. We are both living in our family homes at the moment but my mom said Mr. E can stay over now! He just can't move in with his stuff. Fair enough. Here's the apartment (we have the first floor and that big front porch):

I can't wait to cook in that kitchen!

Okay, I think we're caught up. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.


  1. YAY!!!!! This is the best BLM update I think I've ever read :) congratulations on everything. You and Mr. E are a beautiful couple. I'm so happy for you!!

  2. Oh wow, what an update! Huge congratulations on the marriage, new pregnancy and all the rest.. It does give hope to read it can happen again.

  3. omg, congrats, and congrats, and congrats!!!

  4. This is great news! I am so happy for you :)

    Everything about your new life sounds wonderful and I can't wait to hear more about it all.


  5. I am overflowing with joy to read your comments! Thank you for being there! <3

  6. Yay you!!! Wow... floored with so many positive things. Love the pics and wish you only the best for the future. Congratz!! :))