Tuesday, August 31, 2010


We haven't been doing much sailing lately. Blame the morning sickness, blame the full-time job that Justin acquired, blame anything you want...but we just haven't made it out much lately.

Obviously, it's made for a quiet blog as of late and I feel terrible. I am hoping that once winter kicks back up, I will be more inclined to update more often. We'll be transforming our two-person boat into a baby-friendly boat, and while I don't expect that we will be making a lot of changes to Madrigal, I'm sure we'll have things to update about. Also, it's just easier to update the blog when it's blustery outside and we're holed up in our little shrink wrap cave.

In the meantime, I am excited to say that we saw our little guppy via ultrasound, and all is well.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Week 8

We're having a baby!

Today marks week 8 of Jenny's pregnancy. We are both very happy. We discovered our news right around week 4 and we have been frantically adjusting our plans. A couple months ago we had pretty much decided that we were going to cruise Madrigal south this fall... unless Jenny becomes pregnant, which of course she did. Really, the timing is perfect. We can stay in Boston for the winter, and baby is due to arrive sometime in late March. Our seasonal winter slip will end in May. After that... who knows!? That is the big question right now. We certainly plan to raise kiddo aboard the boat. We've tossed around the idea of getting a bigger boat... but maybe not for a couple years. Dunno. We would like to come back to Thayer's Landing next year, but Constitution is closer to my museum job (and lots pricier), but a mooring sounds cheap and fun (maybe not with a baby!). Life is kinda chaotic right now, but in a totally fun way. We are mostly just trying to figure out the where/when/how for all this baby stuff. The good news is we have a good place to spent the pregnant winter, with lots of friends and good medical facilities nearby, we have insurance and good jobs and indexing is going great... So life is good and baby is exciting.

In the meantime we've done a bit of sailing. We took a trip to Gloucester for a couple days then through the Annisquam River to the north side of Cape Ann. There we visited Ipswich Bay Yacht Club for an evening and returned home the next day. Jenny's morning sickness was battling her will to sail, but she prevailed. I can't get pics to upload right now, so hopefully sooner than later.