Sunday, October 2, 2011

The drain of creation

Does this space seem to have the disturbing stillness you would expect in an abandoned ghost town? It certainly feels that way lately.

I wish I could tell you that it is the result of an intentional move to keep my life more private. Or a decision to spend more time participating in constructive activities with little P. Or a million other morally upright and justifiable rationales.

Don't get me wrong: things have been good. Life keeps chugging along. Jesse amazes me with his hard work. Pen astounds (and at times frightens) me with her new skills, knowledge and talents.




But at the same time, things have just been a wee bit pathetic. The blog has been silent because I assumed no one would want to hear the thrilling tales of what episode of Friends I watched on syndicated television. Or maybe you don't want to know that I woke up from an unplanned, hour-long nap to find Pen marching around the house with Jesse's swimming suit on her head. Or perhaps I am just not proud to admit how many times my husband makes dinner, bathes the baby and puts her to bed because I just can't get off the couch. Did you really want to know about my latest vitamin regimen? I didn't think so.

But you see, it isn't so lame. I am just growing a new baby. And as my awesome husband is quick to remind me, "it takes a lot of energy to jumpstart a human life." So don't give up on me. We will make it through yet another blogging slump. Even if it takes until my due date in early May to get there...

(how we told the family à la Conan's "if they mated.")



13 comments:

stephanie joy said...

I have been wondering if your silence was due to this very exciting factor and HOORAY it's true!!! YAHOOOOO! Congrats Jones familia! SO very excited for you all. Thomas was on facebook after conference and was like, with a knowing tone of authority, "Oh did you know Becca was pregnant..." HE KNEW FIRST?! Drat. :) Take all the rest you need little Boo and enjoy those Friends episodes. It does take a lot to grow a cute little human and you do it so very well. LOVE YOU GUYS!!

Leelee said...

Ahhhhh!!!! Congrats! You make gorgeous babies!!

Audie said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you. I hope you're feeling well and that your pregnancy goes great!!

Ryan & Sarah said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! I love reading your blog too by the way!! Your little family is so pretty! Can't wait to see who the new one looks like!! We miss you guys!!! I want to meet that darling Penny!!!

Ali said...

Congratulations!! I am thrilled for you!! Oh man, Penny as a big sister, how adorable will that be?! What a lucky baby to be coming to your family. Seriously. I mean that.

Zan said...

First thing I thought: of COURSE I want to know when Penny parches around the house with fashion choices of her own. Then that was eclipsed by your thrilling news! (don't tell Penny she was eclipsed, however. no need to start that sibling rivalry just yet)

I am so very happy and excited for you and your family. Hooray and huzzah! Callooh Callay!

melissa said...

OH my GOODNESS! congratulation and etcetera!

but which friends episode was it?

the drain of creation: such an appropriate title. wow, it really is. but for another jonesie, hooray!

Ashley said...

I am also very excited for you, but also a little disappointed that you aren't having one in November so all of our children can be born around the same time! I hope you start feeling better.

B said...

Hip hip hooray. I am so excited. do I get to name this one because I feel like we made that deal. Don't worry I have some great options ready when you need them. Congratulations

Angie said...

ah congrats! that's awesome!

melissa said...

i think you should let bitty name him/her too. just for kicks.

Littlemissally18 said...

Beeeeeeecca! Yay for you and your family. He or she is going to be beautiful, you and Jes have made a good one. :) I'm so excited!!! Stay strong, pregnancy can be seriously rough but the end product is worth doing it again and again. Love you cousin! :)

Diane said...

Congrats, congrats!!!