Tuesday, May 29, 2012

29 weeks

How far along are you? 29 weeks + 2 day

Current cravings? This week it was biscuits w/ butter & peach jam. Also, jalapeno chips dipped in cottage cheese. Yum.

Belly button in or out? Depending on baby’s position it’s an outie but most of the time it’s still really shallow.

Gender? Boy!

Any milestones?  Nothing that I can think of.

Other symptoms? A little more pelvic pain has set in this week, especially when rolling over at night or getting up to pee.

Anything different between this pregnancy & last?  No new stretch marks yet. I had those starting at 23 weeks w/ Connor. Guess my skin hasn’t had to stretch yet because it’s already pre-stretched

What I miss? Sleeping on my back.

What I’m looking forward to? Being finished unpacking. Downstairs is looking pretty good but still has some work to do. Upstairs is still a disaster.

Working on any projects? Moving into the house is a project all by itself. On Sunday I worked for a while on Connor’s bed. We’ve had quite a bit of rain the last week so it’s been hard to set up spray painting.

Monday, May 21, 2012

28 weeks

We spent the first night in our new house last night. It felt kind of like sleeping in a hotel. Everything is new, my routine didn't feel the same, the bathroom is in a different spot when I had to get up in the middle of the night, etc. I know I’ll get used to it (obviously, I do at every new house). Garrett & his dad started in the early afternoon by bringing our bed over. By the time I got there it was already put together. It’s nice to have the bed put together properly. For the last 2 ½ months we’ve been sleeping on the mattress on the floor at my parents’ house. It was getting tricky to pull myself out of bed. Then my parents came over & helped us put together the new couch. Yes, put together. It’s from Ikea but we LOVE it. It’s the Karlstad 2+3 sectional. It has tons of seating & is super comfy, all while looking super stylish. Now, I need to decide where everything will go in my kitchen. Even though I love experimenting in the kitchen, I hate the pressure of choosing which cabinets will hold which items. I also need some food items to put in said kitchen. My fridge has 2 cases of pop & 2 mostly destroyed pizzas. Need to shop. Basically, it’s going to be a little bit before I feel settled. I’m just hoping its several weeks before this little baby boy arrives. I'd like to spend the last part of July & first part of August just having fun with Connor.

How far along are you? 28 weeks + 1 day

Current cravings? Nothing in particular

Belly button in or out? Depending on baby’s position it’s an outie but most of the time it’s still really shallow.

Gender? Boy!

Any milestones?  We’ve moved into the house that our little boy will come home to. Also, after failing my 1 hour glucose test (did this w/ Connor too) I went on to pass the 3 hour test. I’m also down to appointments every 2 weeks. Wow, I’m in the home stretch.

Other symptoms? Icky hip pain last night while sleeping. Thankfully this has not been every night. I think it just had to do with my restless night of sleep being in the new house.    

Anything different between this pregnancy & last?  I didn’t move when I was pregnant with Connor. This time I’ve moved 3 times! It’s tough, but worth it.

What I miss? The weekend. It’s Moanday, boo. But that is one less Monday that I’ll have to work. Bring on July!

What I’m looking forward to? Not having my house look like a bomb went off. I'm also looking forward to our washer & dryer arriving on Thursday. They're pretty :)

Working on any projects? Finishing up Connor’s bed. It didn’t like being moved so there are a few spots of touching up to do. It’s supposed to rain until Friday which doesn’t make for very good spray painting conditions. Connor slept on his big boy mattress on the floor last night. Guess he’ll be doing that until we can finish up the bed. Aside from the smudges & scratches that moving caused, the bed is looking great.

Now I need to find lampshades for the lamps I refinished (I think they need another coat of clear coat) & get started on my other finds (desk & chair + rocking chair that I’ve inherited from my mom). The rocking chair has been sanded & mostly primed. Just need to prime the bottom & get started on painting it.

We also need to finish moving into the house & finish some paint touch ups where the blasted painters tape failed. I hate that stuff.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

27 weeks, & more house info!

We closed on our house last week 5/11/2012. It’s such an amazing feeling to be done! It feels a little surreal that we can actually come & go from the house whenever we want. We’ve been busy getting it ready to move in. Sealing grout & tile, painting, lots of trips to Home Depot & Lowes. Our garage door opener is being installed tomorrow afternoon. We have a few more areas to paint & then we’ll be ready to start moving things in. We do have a few pieces of furniture & a washer/dryer that needs to be bought too.
How far along are you? 27 weeks + 2 days.

Current cravings? Nothing in particular

Belly button in or out? Depending on baby’s position it’s an outie but most of the time it’s still really shallow.

Gender? Boy!

Any milestones?  3rd trimester! How am I already 2/3 of the way done??

Other symptoms? I’ve popped again. I remember thinking at 18 weeks I had popped & yet I popped again last week. I went from “that girl is probably pregnant” to “that girl is DEFINITELY pregnant”.   

Anything different between this pregnancy & last?  My back is hurting so much more this time. Boo.

What I miss? My kitty. We’ll have her back soon.  

What I’m looking forward to? Now that we’ve closed (yay!!), I’m looking forward to getting into the house; but also being done w/ work. I can’t wait. It’s so hard to focus on work when the weather is nice, my back hurts & there’s a house to put together. Let the nesting begin!

Working on any projects? Right now we’re working on getting the house painted (don’t worry, there’s plenty of ventilation & we’re using low VOC paint.) We’re also working on re-doing a bed for Connor. My mom found a metal bunk bed at a garage sale for $100. It has a few chips & scuffs but we’re sanding it down & will spray paint it a “titanium silver” by Rustoleum color. I’m planning on having a lose theme of vehicles (cars, trains, boats, planes, submarines, etc.) in Connors room & I think the industrial look of the bed will play right in. I also have a few other pieces that I’ve picked up from craigslist or garage sales that I’m refinishing. They’ll have to wait a bit as they’re not essential to functioning in our new place. We want to move into the new house w/ a new bed for Connor. Everything new at once. Hopefully it’ll work.