Looking back on 2018.... I think this may have been the best year of my life thus far. On January 8, during the Alabama-Georgia national championship game halftime, I took a pregnancy test. I was nervous because Alabama was behind, and I had an extra test available…. it was positive. I was pregnant! We went… Continue reading Kristen’s 2018 in review: A year of amazing, grateful change
I'm nearly 37 weeks pregnant... we'll hit that in 2 days, at which point I'll be full-term with my and Brian's first child, a boy. A baby, not mine. Photo by Jernej Graj on Unsplash I am so fascinated at how my mindset and attitude have changed over the course of this pregnancy. Hormones have hijacked my brain,… Continue reading Mommy Brain: How pregnancy has changed me
I'm on a journey. It's a journey of Life After Dad. I'm also on a weight-loss journey. I joined Weight Watchers in late January, around the time of Dad's passing, and went to my first meeting in mid-February. I've lost a total of 13.2 lbs. since joining, and have recorded 6.2 lbs. of weight loss… Continue reading The Weight of Knowing
Growing up, I always enjoyed the time between Christmas and my birthday in early February. During that five-and-a-half week stretch, I would enjoy the Christmas holidays while out of school, followed by New Year's. Then, I would start planning my birthday party and birthday wish list based on what I didn't get on my Christmas… Continue reading The Happy Stretch: Christmas and My Birthday
On January 24, 2014, just 10 days before my 31st birthday, I lost my amazing dad. After 42 years of marriage to my mom and a career that took him from hospital accountant to COO, my dad's life ended at age 62. In the span of a month, Dad went from healthy to gone, after… Continue reading Eulogizing My Father, David E. Record Jr.