Well, first of all, I cannot wait to be a mother! I am a university professor in the area of Health and Exercise Science, and a big part of my job, besides teaching, is doing research. When we lived in Texas a few years ago, I began my research on the causes of complications (like high blood pressure) during pregnancy. I got to work with lots of pregnant women and meet their babies afterwards, and I definitely developed “baby-fever” during this time!
I have never been one to want to be the center-of-attention; rather, I am quiet and prefer spending time with people one-on-one or in small groups. I am a great listener, analytical and logical, easy-going, empathetic, and kind. I love my family dearly and always look forward to the next opportunity to spend time together (fortunately, Jonathon and I are able to both work and play together!).
I enjoy being outdoors whenever possible, and I am excited to include children in the adventures Jonathon and I regularly go on. I have been a distance runner since middle-school, and I plan on taking our baby on many peaceful runs in the baby jogger (stroller) alongside the river near our home. Besides outdoor activities, my favorite pastime is reading; there will be lots and lots of books and stories in our child’s future!
Movie: The Grand Budapest Hotel. And I can't resist watching The Proposal every time it's on television....
Book: Harry Potter series
TV Show: Bachelor/ette
Music(ian): Sufjan Stevens; Bluegrass
Actor: Colin Firth, Ryan Reynolds
Actress: Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams
Food: This question is too hard. I love so many foods, but if I had to narrow it down...you can’t go wrong with curries, pizza, burgers, tamales, popcorn, or Sour Patch Kids!
Ice Cream Flavor: Mint chocolate chip
Game: Cornhole (outdoors), Apples to Apples (board game)
Sports Team: Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
Activities: Trail running, hiking, kayaking, taking road trips to small towns, reading, cooking, trying new restaurants, gardening, DIY home projects
Person: Jonathon, of course!