Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In case you can't tell there's a lot of changes happening at our house right now. We have gotten the baby's room done, the guest bedroom is done, and the furniture for our bedroom should be coming soon. We've got some more things planned like a new furnace and air conditioner. At some point we're going to redo the master bathroom. We don't have a bathroom anywhere in the house because the previous owners were older and they took out the tub to put in a walk-in-shower unit. So we're going to install a tub in our master bathroom. Like I said there's already been a lot of changes and there's going to be even more. I'm really excited with all the progress we've made and I can't wait to continue the process.
Oh, and I've totally started nesting. In the process of moving all of my stuff out of the teacher room I threw away a TON of stuff. I think I had something like eight boxes of recycling, three boxes of trash, and two boxes that went to NOCOMO (the thrift store here in town).
Enjoy the pictures and let me know what you think!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Like I said, we finally agreed to have the "blue room" become the baby's room. I had planned on painting the room a different color but ended up keeping it the same. I really just couldn't wait for Michael to paint when I knew that we had baby furniture out in the garage waiting to be put together.
We started out our morning by calling Phil, our brother-in-law, and having him come over to move some furniture. We gave the furniture that had been in the blue room to Phil and Natalie. So Michael and Phil packed all of that in Phil's truck and then they brought in all the boxes of the baby furniture and put them in the baby's room. Michael went with Phil to help unload the furniture at his house and then came back.
I was busting at the seems to put the furniture together so we decided to start with the crib. We then spent the majority of the day putting furniture together. We started around noon or so and didn't finish until about 8 p.m. I know that sounds awful but it really wasn't that bad. We had an hour and a half to two hour break in the middle for lunch and Michael had to do some stuff for work. We also took our time and didn't get in a hurry. Most of the time it seems like we're always in a hurry to do something and it was nice to just have some time to ourselves and do something special. Around 6 p.m. Michael's parents stopped by to see the furniture and somehow Michael's dad got roped into helping us on the last piece of furniture. I'm really excited with how the furniture turned out! We still have to hang stuff up on the walls but below you can see the furniture and how the room is arranged.
ENJOY the pictures!
The crib and dresser. We're going to use the dresser as a changing table too!
The dresser and glider. We are really lucky because some friends gave us the glider. We've been pretty lucky because we've gotten a TON of stuff from friends for the baby! We have a highchair, swing, bouncy seat, Johnny Jumper seat, bottles, a bottle warmer, and soooo much more. I can't even begin to tell them all thank you!
This is a picture of our crib set. We have a blanket that goes with it but it was still drying when I took this picture.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Anyway, we had our 24 week appointment. The doctor measured me for the first time. I don't know the measurement but that doesn't bother me. I've only gained one pound in the last month! Which I'm REALLY happy about. I am secretly, well not so secretly, hoping that I actually weigh less or about the same when I have this baby. That would rock my world! I'm not getting my hopes up but the doctor did say sometimes that can happen. Michael was worried that I have only gained one pound. He asked how the baby is getting his nutrients if I'm getting sick still and not gaining any weight. The doctor told him that the baby is basically sucking it out of me, which is fine by me! :) She also told Michael that sometimes women actually end up weighing less after having babies and breast feeding! So, we'll see!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Our baby - We have both been able to feel his movement. Every appointment we've had we've been told that he is developing they way he is supposed to.
Each other - Michael and I continue to appreciate the fact that we have each other and we support each other in our lives. I would say that this is our biggest blessing, that we can rely on each other!
Our home - We have a wonderful home in which we can have friends and family over. We also have a nice room that will be ready for the baby in a couple of months!
Our Jobs - Michael and I both have stable jobs that we're both happy in. The fact that we aren't concerned with losing our jobs is a pretty big deal.
Our Health - Yes, we're both overweight but neither of us has any major health concerns.
Our Faith - We are able to share our faith with each other and we support each other in expanding our faith.
Our Families - Both of our families are EXTREMELY supportive of us as a couple and as our impending adventure as parents.
Our Friends - It's so nice to know that if we do have any problems or need any help we can call on our friends. It's also nice to know that our friends feel comfortable calling us too!
Right now, maybe because I'm pregnant, I just feel blessed and like we should focus on our blessings! I normally would never be like this because I tend to be too busy to focus on anything other than what's happening in the here and now but because of all that our friends are going through I decided that it was necessary to count our blessings. Hopefully some of our good fortune will spread to our friends! I hope and pray that soon that our various friends will have a little bit of break and start having more positive things happen rather than negative.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Well, we're headed out to one of the cabins at Mozingo to celebrate Valentine's Day but I just wanted to update everyone with our exciting news!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
As a side note our friends had their baby on Friday night. He is ADORABLE! Seeing his pictures really made me excited to have our little guy!
Well, I'm pretty tired so I better head home...
Here's to secretly hoping for a snow day tomorrow so that I can get ahead in my grad class!