Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Long Overdue!

To all my fellow friends who actually read this blog: I am SO SORRY! You probably thought I fell off the face of the earth. Well, almost. But I've been so busy, not to mention without internet this past week due to the transition from duplex to house. Speaking of such, I am officially moved! Hallelujah! Life couldn't be better. I am so pleased with the new place, I almost don't know what I did to deserve it. Here are a couple of upsides to being a homeowner:

~I actually take pride in cleaning. Matter of fact, I go out of my way to do it.
~I no longer have to go down to the basement just to let my dogs out. All I do is walk over by the kitchen and open the door. Beautiful!
~PAINTING. Nothing perks me up more than color, especially ones that make me feel cozy and at ease. I never have to look at a dull, light grey color for the rest of my life if I don't want!
~Cabinet space. My new kitchen is pretty amazing, and where at the duplex I had to improvise on where to put my applicances and dishes, I am actually left with empty cabinets at the house. Now I can actually go to Pier 1 and buy something for my kitchen without worrying where I'm going to store it. Actually, maybe that is a bad thing, for the pocketbook at least...

So, without further ado, here are some photos of the new place:

The proud owners!

Guest Bath

Master Bath

Master Bedroom

Living room (the Christmas tree is yet to be done!)


Hope you like it as much as I do. I am very pleased with how it all turned out. And god bless my husband for being the best guy in the world! He barely made me lift a finger through the whole moving process. I compromised and did most of the unpacking instead.

On to baby stuff. Well, its going. I am a big girl, I'll say that. My belly seems to be taking a life of its own these days. And the pain is catching up with me now. I was getting by pretty well, but now I'm 28 weeks and I have officially entered the third trimester. I must say, I am terrified! I guess its the fear of the unknown. I don't know much about anything, but I do know I'm ready to meet this little girl. She is so energetic, I almost can't believe how much she moves around- I'm almost tempted to ask the doctor if its abnormal! Hey it could be worse, she could not move at all. Then I'd really be freaking out. Maybe this is God's way of blessing me so I was able to finally put all of the worry behind me from the beginning. But man, I could sure use a break sometimes. She really LOVES to move nonstop when I'm at meetings at work and I need to FOCUS. She is already learning how to terrorize me! :)

Here is my belly at 28 weeks:

Tomorrow, I see my doctor for my 28 week checkup. From now on, I'll need to start seeing her on a biweekly basis. UGH. I'll be taking a glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. Hopefully all goes well. If I'm forced to prick my finger on a daily basis, you might as well shoot me now. I am not sure how much I have officially gained yet, I suppose I'll find out tomorrow. My guess is its somewhere between 18-20 pounds. Right on track! I've had to wind down walks with the dogs because apparently my pelvis can't handle it anymore. I took a half hour walk the other day and could barely stand up from my work desk the other day. Maybe my husband is right- I CAN'T do the things I used to do. But a measly 30 minute walk?? Geesh. Oh and not to mention I have to pee every freaking 10 minutes! But I never know until I stand up and the baby falls onto my bladder. Man, pregnancy is so great! When can I do this again, seriously??!!

I promise to post more often on the blog when I can- no more 5 week breaks! I just had so much going on with the house, it was nearly impossible. I should be doing the baby room very soon, so I will definitely post pictures as soon as its done.

Before I know it, this baby is going to be here. WOW.


Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

I love the Kitchen (actually I love the whole house).....soooo cute!! I'm so happy for you and Ian. We all are so blessed. So many good things happening to people I care about! I can't wait to come over and see it.

You look great and pretty as usually. I can't wait to meet Haley June either. Thomas and Marek will have fun fighting over her.

The DeVries' said...

Yeah for a new post! I check all of the time...:) LOVE your adorable house. I had to laugh at the street name; a bit ironic, don't you think? Good luck with your 3rd trimester...a few weeks after you have Haley, you'll forget what it was like to be pregnant (praise the Lord!) look adorable girl!

K.M.L said...

Love the house pics! Too cute! :) Glad things are going well...