Thursday, March 20, 2008

The caffeine experiment

My plan to get back on caffeine has not gone as smoothly as I'd hoped. I thought I'd be chugging the real thing by now, but even the smallest amount (1 scoop regular to 3 scoops decaf) messes with my sleep. I have to admit the mornings are great. I feel so happy and energetic. But the mildest jitter still accompanies me to bed. I'm just going to take it slow. It may be a year before we travel so I have plenty of time to wean back on.

All quiet on the adoption front. We've been waiting 3 weeks for our I-171H and still we wait.

A little family news: My sister-in-law Tara is pregnant with her second. Yay! She's due November 14. We were laughing about how she's quitting caffeine and I'm starting it, both for the sake of our babies.

My other sister-in-law Allison's boyfriend Shawn finds out today where he'll be doing his medical residency. What an amazing accomplishment! Congrats Shawn.


Craig & Cindy said...

Congrats to Tara and good luck on the caffeine challenge. If I could, I'd loan you some of my tolerance for caffeine. :)


Spence & Lori said...

Shawn's going to New Orleans!

Holly said...

Congrats to Shawn and to Tara too! Don't worry, you'll get there with the caffeine! ;) I hope your I-171H comes soon. It's so nice to have things moving again after such a wait... even though then we will get to wait some more!

Beth said...

Keep us updated on the caffeine experiment. I've been kind of wondering if I should start trying to drink coffee too with the possiblity of a coffee ceremony coming up, but I haven't started yet.