Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's getting a little old

This may come as a shock to some of you readers who haven't ever been to Colorado, but not all of Colorado looks like this all winter:

I know, it's sad and a little disappointing to learn that, but it's true. Grand Junction doesn't get a whole lot of snow. In fact, climate-wise, I'm living in a desert. (For all my friends in Midland who are wondering, Midland gets almost 5 full inches of precipitation a year MORE than Grand Junction.) The thing is, in the winter Grand Junction gets cold. Plenty cold enough for snow. Growing up I always thought it was sort of the worst of both worlds, all the cold and none of the snow. I felt like if it had to be cold we should at least get snow to make up for it.

And that my friends, is how I'm starting to feel about this pregnancy. I feel like if I'm going to have all these contractions, I ought to at LEAST get to go into labor! But no. Instead I get to spend all day thinking, "Man, I really wish these contractions would do SOMETHING." I am glad that at least my body seems to be gearing up for labor (something that really never happened last time.) On Monday I get to start the cervical checks (fun right?) I'm hoping I don't have to come out of that appointment extremely disappointed. Anyway, I'm sure I'll post when I do finally go into labor, so don't get all antsy if I don't post, thinking I'm off having a baby somewhere.

P.S. That picture is taken in Boulder and I got it from here.


  1. Is Missy coming to my house on Monday?

  2. I agree that cold should = snow! Cervical checks are so much fun, haha! Don't be disappointed though, things can happen fast!

  3. Call me crazy but I never thought cervical checks were terrible. Just keep pumping away and he'll be here before ya know it! Can't wait!!

  4. Do you have a name picked out? I can't remember but I would love to hear it.

  5. Was the link to the Boulder pic to avoid copyright infringement? Or because the link has other great pictures as well? And I would like the link to where you found out the average precipitation of your towns. You are seriously thorough :)


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