Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It's Official!

Steve got his acceptance letter from University of Minnesota today!!!
I am sooo PROUD of him.
He interviewed at both University of Michigan and University of Minnesota last week and Minnesota was his top choice.
We aren't even interested in interviewing with any other schools because Minnesota's program is exactly what Steve is looking for.
It's such a relief to have that figured out. We know where we're going in August. We know where we'll live for the next few years. We don't have to pay for any more plane tickets! Phew!
Yes, it is in the middle of nowhere and yes it is freezing cold for 5/6 of the year, but I came to terms with that a while ago.
It does have the Mall of America within minutes and everyone that has lived there says they loved it!
Go Golden Gophers!

As for me, I am now 16 weeks pregnant. I've had a fairly easy pregnancy so far. I didn't have much morning sickness, I actually didn't really have any symptoms until a few days ago. I have worked some longer hours this past week and have been suffering from terrible sciatic pain in my back and legs. I was hardly able to walk on Saturday, but I am getting a little better each day.

I feel like I am finally starting to show a little. I noticed my stomach this morning in the mirror and one of my coworkers told me she noticed an "eensy weensy bump". I'm not quite sure if it was my bump or the shirt I had on, but I take it as a compliment.

I haven't told my students yet. I think I'll tell them after my 18 week appointment in a couple weeks.

And we find out the gender on February 29!!!

Only good news over here in the Winder Household:)


  1. Loving all this great news! Miss you!! Tell Steve Congratulations. That is such a great accomplishment!

    1. Congrats to Steve! Such awesome news. I did have to look up Minnesota on google maps, though. Borders the Dakotas? Who knew?! I'm sure you guys will love it! Yay!

  2. Yay!!! Congrats :) Although I'm sad you'll be so far away :( But maybe Hans will consent to visit you since you'll be living in his old home state :) WIN!

  3. So many changes. I wish I lived by you! As I read I felt like we were having a convo in my head. I sure am happy for you two :)